Events Listing

Thoreau & the Nick of Time

Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 9:00pm
Location: 
The Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre, Reykholt, Iceland

The Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre, Reykholt, Iceland

Thoreau & the Nick of Time

George Colt 2006 by Ellen M. Augarten

FEATURED EVENT: From Stream of Consciousness to the Well-Built Sentence: A Life Spent Working with Words

Date: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Concord Art Association

Taking as starting points five Thoreauvian aperçus, George Howe Colt will discuss lessons learned from a half-century of writing, touching on such topics as how a reader becomes a writer, what it means to write from the inside out, how to see the forest and the trees, and what happens when two writers marry.

The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm: A Program in Partnership with the Thoreau Society

George Colt 2006 by Ellen M. Augarten

Writing About Family: Memoir Writing Workshop with George Howe Colt

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

We will explore the challenges and rewards of writing about what Dodie Smith, author of I Capture the Castle, called “that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”

The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm: A Program in Partnership with the Thoreau Society

Barbara Hurd

Nature Writing as a Subversive Activity with Barbara Hurd

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Location: 
On Zoom

This combination talk and reading will explore the increasingly urgent challenge of writing about the natural world in a time of rapid climate change. We’ll explore how such writing can challenge Western notions of community, narrative, context, and scale, attitudes toward “the other,” and the role of uncertainties. Hurd will also do a short reading from her latest book The Epilogues and discuss the evolution of this hybrid collection.

2022 Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society

Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:00am to Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Concord, Massachusetts

2022 Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society

The 81st Annual Gathering of The Thoreau Society

July 6-10, 2022

Jane Goodall Institute By Bill Wallauer

The Thoreau Prize Honoring Dr. Jane Goodall

Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Concord, MA

During the 81st Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society, we will honor Dr. Jane Goodall with the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing.