During the Covid-19 crisis, the Thoreau Society believes it is more important than ever to stay connected with our community and the sustaining works of Henry David Thoreau. We have moved all our events online, and we hope you will join us for a range of inspiring talks, interviews, and more!

Upcoming events:

Sunday, June 7th, 2PM


Thoreau in a Time of Loss, a conversation with Kristen Case, Audrey Raden, facilitated by interviewer Rochelle Johnson

Saturday, June 13th, 2PM


What Would Henry Do? 
Based on Thoreau Farm's book “What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century,” a panel of Thoreauvian essayists will share their reactions and responses to the title’s question.

Saturday, June 13th, 4PM


Join Richard Smith for An Interview with Henry Petroski (author of The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance)

Archived Webinars:

Thoreau and Social Distance: Living Deliberately in Isolated Time


Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. His awards include the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Nona Balakian Citation for book reviews, and 1st Place for A&E Coverage from the Society for Features Journalism in 2011. He was one of three jurors for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir, and Cabin Fever, a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Orion, and Iowa Review, among others.
William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science @University of Notre Dame Laura Dassow Walls is the author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life, published by the University of Chicago Press in July 2017, in time to honor Thoreau’s 200th birthday. This book, the first full-length, comprehensive biography of Thoreau in a generation, draws on extensive new research and the full range of Thoreau’s published and unpublished writings to present Thoreau as vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions—fully embedded in his place and time, yet speaking powerfully to the problems and perils of today. Specialty: American Transcendentalism; literature and science; environmental literature.