There seem to be an alarming number of literary landmarks in danger of being closed down. First there was Edith Wharton's The Mount and now the Mark Twain House and Museum is in financial trouble and needs donations to remain open. Several authors have banded together to hold a fundraising night of readings on September 23rd at the Museum. If you're in the Hartford, CT area, come out to hear Tasha Alexander, David Gates, Phillip Lopate, Tom Perrotta, Arthur Phillips, Stewart O'Nan, Amy McKinnon, Kristy Kiernan, Robert Hicks, Andy Carroll, Jon Clinch and Philip Beard read in support of the literary legend's home. For more details on the event, go here. To donate to the museum and find out more, go here. And the suggestion I offered up when I wrote about Wharton's home still applies -- why not choose a Twain classic to read in book group next month, and have everyone in your group bring $10-20 to donate. Multiplied times the number in your group and that could be a nice donation!