Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 8, 2010

Jackie Williams to Present Ken Burns Twain Documentary 3/18 & 25

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Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  MARCH 8, 2010

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                                 

WHO:                    Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:             Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

Ken Burns documentary, Mark Twain

Presented by Jackie Williams

Jackie Williams will present Mark Twain, the Ken Burns documentary of the life, work and history of the celebrated writer and humorist, in two parts:  2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18 and March 25 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.

 Nearly 20 well-known writers and scholars discuss Twain, shedding light on his extraordinary life and enduring legacy. Burns drew from a massive amount of material including thousands of archival photographs for this entertaining PBS film series, which took almost three years to complete.

Jackie Williams retired from MCTV Channel 20in 2008. She continues, as a volunteer, to produce and host the station’s “Pets on Parade” show, done in collaboration with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. She now works as a freelance writer and currently is working as a consultant and writer on projects that eventually will become part of the new Elliott Museum.  Jackie is the author of one book, Playing from the Rough: The Women of the LPGA Hall of Fame.


1) Thursday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. – Part I

2) Thursday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. – Part II

WHERE:               Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

Chautauqua South brochures are available at all Martin County libraries.  For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection, or visit the library Web site,



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