Past Events

Andre Gregory

Andre Gregory ("My Dinner with Andre") in conversation with Michael Frederick

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

“I was thirty-three and couldn’t get a job as a dogcatcher. As if flaming out of three theaters and provoking Gregory Peck to slug me weren’t bad enough, I had accepted a job to direct a play about bestiality on Broadway. Leda Had a Little Swan was, to my knowledge, the first play in Broadway history to close the night before it opened. It also sealed my reputation as a lunatic…”

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

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.

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

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!

https://www.biddingforgood.com/thoreausociety/2022

Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm fun-raising auction

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 2:45pm to Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:00pm
Location: 
https://www.biddingforgood.com/thoreausociety/2022

 

Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm Trust Auction 2022

March 1 at 9 AM - March 29 at 2 PM

You can support us by donating an item to our auction.

 

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.

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.

Author talk with Robert A. Gross

Date: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Zoom
Brad Stulberg

The Practice of Groundedness

Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Event Fee: Free; $5 suggested Donation

Register: Click this link.

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run,” writes Thoreau in Walden.

The Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre, Reykholt, Iceland

Call for Papers Due

Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
otterberg@kagaku.se

Call for Papers: “Thoreau & the Nick of Time”

A Thoreau Symposium will be held at The Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre, Reykholt, Iceland, on May 25- 27 (Wed-Fri), 2022, with voluntary joint excursions to follow on May 28-29 (Sat-Sun). In case rescheduling is necessary due to COVID-19, designated backup dates, likely during the fall of 2022, will be announced.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing

Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Concord Festival of Authors

Robin Wall Kimmerer will speak for 45 minutes and read from her book *Braiding Sweetgrass.*

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