Past Events

David Gessner

David Gessner: "How to Write on the Heels of Experience: Writing about Thoreau and the Pandemic in Real Time"

Date: 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm: A program in partnership with the Thoreau Society.

Join us in a conversation with author David Gessner and Michael Frederick, Executive Director of the Thoreau Society, as they discuss writing during the pandemic. They will discuss Gessner's approach to journaling about place and several books that he has written. Gessner will tell us about his connection with Henry and his rebellion from him in some respects. He will give the audience writing tips and ideas about building good writing habits and why writing is so vital for us all in an age of crisis. After listening to the conversation, you will be inspired to build your own book in a year.

The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Online Auction 2021

Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust's Annual Online Auction opens March 1st and runs through March 26th.

This is a great opportunity to donate and bid on Thoreau-ly unique books, art, rare items, and experiences!

Visit our auction website by clicking here

Kathe Farris

The Art of Joke Writing alongside seasoned stand-up comedian and beloved Boston performer, Kathe Farris

Date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

The Art of Joke Writing alongside seasoned stand-up comedian and beloved Boston performer, Kathe Farris. This workshop is held over four Zoom meetings:

Sundays, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, 11am-12:30 pm or 1pm (90 minutes to 2 hour sessions depending on class size).

Nancy Shohet West

It’s Your Story: A Memoir Intensive Workshop taught over three one-hour Zoom meetings by Nancy Shohet West

Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

It’s Your Story: A Memoir Intensive Workshop taught over three one-hour Zoom meetings by Nancy Shohet West. She is a Boston-area journalist who helps individuals, multi-generational families, communities, and special interest groups to write and self-publish their memoirs.

Zoom meetings: Sundays, February 14, 21, and 28, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Sara

Conversation with Sara Seager and Alan Lightman

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Concordians Sara Seager, author of “The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir,” and Alan Lightman, author of “Einstein’s Dreams,” in Conversation, Thursday, February 11, 4-5pm.

Register on Zoom. Free. Suggested donation: $5.

Holly Jackson

“American Radicals: How Nineteenth Century Protest Shaped the Nation”

Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Holly Jackson, author of “American Radicals: How Nineteenth Century Protest Shaped the Nation” and Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” Sunday, January 31, 2-3pm.

Register on Zoom. Free. Suggested Donation: $5.

 Louisa May Alcott Society

Celebrating Louisa May Alcott's 188th Birthday

Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Celebrating Louisa May Alcott's 188th Birthday
Sunday, November 29, 2020
4:00 p.m. Eastern, 3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific, and 9:00 p.m. GMT
Via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/CelebratingLMA

Ernestor Cozar

Thoreau On and Off the Page: A Journal Workshop

Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom; will send links once registered.

This workshop is taught over two one-hour Zoom meetings. Saturdays, October 31, 2020 and November 7, 2020, 1-2 PM EST. Tuition: $75.00

Register for this workshop.

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A Conversation on Making Black History Visible in the Walkable Landscape

Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Elise Lemire will lead a conversation with JerriAnne Boggis (Portsmounth), L'Merchie Frazier (Boston & Nantucket), and Maria Madison (Concord). They will focus on the importance of and the challenges related to making black history visible in the walkable landscape. Sponsored by The Robbins House

Representation in American Nature Writing: A Conversation with Kathryn Aalto

Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Webinar

In this webinar, Thoreau Society President Rochelle L. Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Aalto discuss the challenges of representing women, people of color, and alternative traditions in the Thoreauvian nature writing tradition.

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