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The Write Connection, a program in partnership with Thoreau Farm

Lectures and Workshops for Writers, Fall 2019

Throughout the fall, the Write Connection will feature lectures and workshops for writers on topics ranging from finding your creative voice to promoting your finished work. Novelists, historians, scientists, and others will share their wisdom and experience with all who wish to follow Thoreau's example by striving to convey meaning and authenticity to their communities and the wider world.

 

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Harold Weston, Landscape

From the Shelburne Museum:

(Shelburne, Vermont) Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds will be on view at Shelburne Museum through August 25, 2019. Dubbed “the Thoreau of the Adirondacks” by art historian and critic Helen Appleton Read (1887-1974), American modernist painter and social activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) was lauded during his lifetime...

Nature: A Walking Play

The Trustees and TigerLion Arts present Nature, a walking play about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. The Old Manse in Concord—where  Emerson lived while writing his famous essay, “...

Richard Higgins, "Trees in Thoreau's Concord and Today,"

"Trees in Thoreau's Concord and Today," photographs by Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees, will be on display at the Walden Pond Visitor Center, 915 Walden St., Concord, MA, through August 30, 2019. For directions and additional information, visit Walden Pond State Reservation.

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Emerson and Thoreau

 

7/31/19, 7-8 pm: Renowned scholar Robert D. Richardson will reflect on Emerson, Thoreau, and Transcendentalism. Responses by Bay Emerson Bancroft, Robert Gross, and Megan Marshall

To get a sense of some of the ground this discussion might cover, take "...

Moosehead Lake

East Cove, Greenville, Maine    July 24-26, 2019

The Thoreau Wabanaki Trail Festival promotes the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Maine’s unique cultural heritage and natural resources, made famous here in the Moosehead Lake Region. It celebrates naturalist writer Henry David Thoreau’s three trips into the Maine Woods and the culture and heritage of the Wabanaki people. Penobscot Nation Chief Joseph Attean and guide Joseph Polis guided two of the three Thoreau trips, launched...

Helen Sherrah-Davies, Steven Kirby, Ed Lucie

Join the Thoreau Society on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 at First Parish (Concord) for a special performance on Thoreau's 202d birthday.  Event Registration

Five string violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies presents jazz-infected, trans-stylistic and synaesthetic-inspired eclectic originals. We invite you to join us on a creative journey that will include Cats, Candles, Light and Dark, and Elemental Paradox…...

Helen Sherrah-Davies

Steve Kirby & Ed Lucie

 

Acclaimed violinist and composer Helen Sherrah-Davies will grace this year's Annual Gathering with a special performance on Friday, July 12, at 7:30 pm at First Parish in Concord. Helen is honored to be joined by the “folkloric elegance” of guitarist Steve Kirby and the...

Punkatasset Hill

Peter AldenKick off this year's Annual Gathering with an early morning walk around Punkatasset Hill with Peter Alden, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Meet at 6:30am on Keyes Rd to carpool.

 

 

 

 

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Annual Gathering 2019: Engineering Thoreau

Engineering Thoreau:  Nature, Technology, and the Connected Life

          Today, people don't ordinarily associate Thoreau with engineering, but many of his contemporaries made this connection. In his eulogy of Thoreau, for instance, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that he felt the loss of his friend's "rare powers of action" so keenly that he could not "help counting it a fault in him that he had no ambition. Wanting this,...

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