Blog & News

Nancy Shohet West
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 3:30pm
Location: This is a Zoom event
Nancy Shohet West is a Boston-area journalist who helps individuals, multi-generational families, communities, and special interest groups to write and...
Richard Smith
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: This is a Zoom event
“the Penobscot”

June 13 and 14, 2020: Films and Webinars. To view films, see below.

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“the Penobscot”

"Surveyor of the Soul"

Directed and Narrated by James Eric Francis Sr.
Featuring Jennifer Neptune,
Chris Sockalexis, Jason Pardilla, and Chris

Bob Galvin

We announce with sadness the passing of longtime Thoreau Society member Bob Galvin, who served several terms on the TS board of directors and generously donated his assistance in the revision of bylaws and other legal matters. He attended all but one Annual Gathering over the last more than 35 years. A tribute to Bob will be published in a forthcoming Thoreau Society Bulletin. His obituary, which
he wrote himself (including a typically witty suggestion for memorial donations to the Society), is available online:

June 7th at 2pm - Thoreau in a Time of Loss, a conversation with Kristen Case, Audrey Raden, facilitated by interviewer Rochelle Johnson

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Audrey Raden’s book, When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying, was published in 2017. She lives...

Henry Petroski

Join us for an interview with Henry Petroski, interviewed by Richard Smith.

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Henry Petroski is a professor of engineering and of history at Duke University. He has written a number of books on the history of everyday objects, among them The Pencil, The...

Thoreau in the Anthropocene

2020 American Literature Association Conference

May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, CA

The Thoreau Society will sponsor two panels: 

Thoreau in the Anthropocene

Thoreau in the...

The Write Connection, a program in partnership with Thoreau Farm


Throughout the fall, the Write Connection will feature lectures and workshops for writers on topics ranging from finding your creative voice to promoting your finished work. Novelists, historians, scientists, and others will share their wisdom and experience with all who wish to follow Thoreau's example by striving to convey meaning and authenticity to their communities and the wider world.

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Harold Weston, Landscape

From the Shelburne Museum:

(Shelburne, Vermont) Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds will be on view at Shelburne Museum through August 25, 2019. Dubbed “the Thoreau of the Adirondacks” by art historian and critic Helen Appleton Read (1887-1974), American modernist painter and social activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) was lauded during his lifetime...