Events Listing

Peter Alden

The Plants Henry Never Knew: The Invasive, Alien Plant “Crisis” with Peter Alden

Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Learn about locally invasive plants, where they came from, what we are doing (or not doing) and what Henry would think.

Kate Flora

Writing with a Sense of Place Workshop with Kate Flora

Date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 9:30am to Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Explore the techniques writers use to create a powerful sense of place through exercises and discussion. Spend two sessions learning about craft and observational strategies, along with a reading list of writers whose work might be inspiring. Some assignments in advance.

Photo by Small Circle Studio

The Art of the Interview Workshop with E.B. Bartels

Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

If you’re writing nonfiction, you will have to do interviews. No way around it! From journalism to memoir, if you’re writing about the real world, you’re going to have to talk to people. In this class, we will discuss the best practices for doing interviews: from the technical logistics (transcription software, recording devices) to getting people to open up (awkward silences are your best friend) to how to not cringe when you hear a recording of your own voice (it’s really hard). We will also talk about different strategies for doing interviews that will become part of a larger researched work (like an essay or a book) vs. standalone interviews (such as a conversation with an author about their new book). You’ll even get the chance to apply these new skills in real time by interviewing your classmates!

What Nature Knows

What Nature Knows: A Conversation with Poet Chrissa Ventrelle and Artist Hillary Waters Fayle

Date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Braiding the wild, the spiritual, and the human into poems and meditations, Chrissa Ventrelle focuses on the soothing wisdom of nature and the gift of togetherness in her second collection, What Nature Knows: Poems & Meditations. She is joined by artist Hillary Waters Fayle who provided the artwork for the volume. The two share a conversation about how nature inspires their work, their creative processes, and discuss Thoreau’s influence on their words and illustrations.

“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”

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