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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...

Writing from Your Own Guts

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location: This is a Zoom event

Our 80th Annual Gathering has been rescheduled to NEXT July 8-11, 2021.

Thoreau and Diversity:  People, Principles, and Politics

Ibram X. Kendi ...
Melinda Levin, Documentary Filmmaking

Two-Day Workshop led by Melinda Levin

When you film a person, you are locking in the memory of a human being for eternity.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to structure a story; develop the basic tools for storytelling; and the important issues of domestic and international filmmaking practices. You will learn about some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding documentary filmmaking, and the impact the design of your film can have on a person, a cause, or a country. After viewing excerpts...

The Write Connection, postponed until Fall 2020

The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm

A Program in Partnership With The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust

The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm is an exciting new program of lectures and writing workshops. All of the workshops listed below meet at Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742, in the house where Henry was born. Whether you’re a writer ready to submit your manuscript for publishing,...