Past Events

Now Comes Good Sailing

Date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Concord Museum

Book Launch: Now Comes Good Sailing

Date: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

 

Barbara Mossberg

Memoir-Writing Workshop: Where I Lived and What I Lived For: The Art of Transformation of One’s Life

Date: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

JOIN US for this two-day (Oct. 9 and 10, 1-4 pm), memoir-writing workshop on Zoom led by Barbara Mossberg, Ph.D., former president of Goddard College, founder and past president of the International Emily Dickinson Society, and currently Professor of Practice in Literature at the Clark Honors Program at the University of Oregon.

SOLD OUT - Awaken Your Sense: Write Outside Your Door

Date: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau

We’ll do a few creativity exercises to sharpen our senses and to decrease the stress in our daily lives. Then we’ll explore the natural areas and trails near Thoreau’s birth house. Along the way, we will use all of our senses to increase our awareness of the natural world around us.

Kurt Vonnegut

Henry David Thoreau: Where’s Walden

Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Online

Join us for a live panel discussion on Transcendentalism and its connection to literature, art, and music. The program is in cooperation with Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, the Thoreau Farm, the Thoreau Society, and the Walden Woods Project.

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Earth Day Event: "Resistance and Extinction: A Conversation about Thoreau, Loss and Hope"

Date: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom - 7 pm Eastern

The Thoreau Society is teaming up with the Center for Biological Diversity for a special Earth Day event to discuss resistance and extinction. We'll explore the works of the beloved 19th-century naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau and how they relate to today's fight to end the extinction crisis.

Join us online April 22 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET for this discussion with Thoreau Society President Rochelle Johnson and Executive Director Michael Frederick; Laura Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life; and Center for Biological Diversity Founder and Director of Programs Peter Galvin and Senior Scientist Tierra Curry.

Peter Alden

Peter Alden: "Birds and Mammals in Concord: From Henry’s Time to Today"

Date: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

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

Join Peter Alden, Concord native, ornithologist, and author, to learn about the changes over time to Concord’s bird and mammal inhabitants. Peter has written more than 15 books on North American and African wildlife, including the National Audubon Society’s Regional Field Guide Series. He organized the world’s first Biodiversity Days with Dr. Edward O. Wilson. 2,700 species of fungi, plants and animals were found within five miles of Walden Pond on two July days.

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.

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