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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,...

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the fifth annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship, generously funded by the Harding family. The fellowship honors the life and legacy of Marjorie Brook Harding, who worked diligently to bring together the Thoreau Society, the Walden Woods Project, and SUNY Geneseo so as to advance Thoreau studies and conservation of Thoreau Country and to keep alive the legacy of Walter Harding, Marjorie’s husband, widely known as the dean of Thoreau studies. The fruits of this labor can be...

2020 TCCA Graduate Student Fellowship

2020 TCCA Graduate Student Fellowship 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance (TCCA) graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)


Ken Lizotte, Getting Your Book Written, Published, and Sold

The Write Connection: A Program in partnership with Thoreau Farm

Ken Lizotte

November 2, 2019, 10 am - 1 pm

Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742

Has the time come for you to write and publish a book? Yes, of course … but where do you...

A Primer for Forgetting

The Write Connection: A Program in partnership with Thoreau Farm 

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On Oct 29, at 7:00 PM, Lewis Hyde, a MacArthur Fellow and former director of Creative Writing at Harvard University, will discuss his latest book, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past.

Hyde's other works include...

Nature: A Walking Play

The Trustees and TigerLion Arts present Nature, a walking play about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. The Old Manse in Concord—where  Emerson lived while writing his famous essay, “...

Richard Higgins, "Trees in Thoreau's Concord and Today,"

"Trees in Thoreau's Concord and Today," photographs by Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees, will be on display at the Walden Pond Visitor Center, 915 Walden St., Concord, MA, through August 30, 2019. For directions and additional information, visit Walden Pond State Reservation.