Author Talk & Book Signing


Tom Santopietro

Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" Matters

July 23, 2018

Explore the continuing relevance of an American classic with Tom Santopietro, author of Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” Matters. A screening of the 1962 film
To Kill a Mockingbird follows the talk and book signing.


Santopietro traces the writing of Harper Lee’s 1960 masterpiece, her use of her Southern hometown in the novel, and the impact winning the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Literature had on Lee. He takes us behind the scenes of the film, with its screenplay by Horton Foote and searing performance by
Gregory Peck as humane lawyer Atticus Finch.


Event Tickets: $10


Santopietro’s book will be available for purchase ($26.99) and signing. Attendees receive a 15 percent discount this evening only; Members of The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center receive a 20 percent discount.


The evening is presented in partnership with The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Location The Mark Twain House & Museum
Doors Open 5:30 PM
Program 6-9 PM