Events Listing

A Visit from Henry David Thoreau

February 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fellowship Hall, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 3650 W. 106th St., Carmel, Indiana

"A Visit from Henry David Thoreau" is now available to bring one of America's most incisive and thought-provoking voices to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Since 1991, Kevin Radaker has presented his dramatic characterization of Thoreau over 400 times around the nation at universities, colleges, libraries, museums, conferences, state and national parks.

Living Deliberately Essay Contest

March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

Live Deliberately Essay Contest

2016-2017 Live Deliberately Essay Contest prompt is announced!

“Let me say to you and to myself in one breath, Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil. Regard not your past failures nor successes. All the past is equally a failure and a success; it is a success in as much as it offers you the present opportunity.”

—Journal, after 16 July 1850

Innermost House

I love to be Alone, A Valentine to Henry David Thoreau

March 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

For seven years, Diana and Michael Lorence lived in a 144 sq. ft. house they built themselves, without electricity or hot water, hidden in the woods, in a world lit only by fire.

On Sunday, March 19th from 3-5pm, at Thoreau Farm, the Lorences will share their experience and how they came to find peace by living simply in the Innermost House.


Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 24, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Concord Free Public Library in the Library Rotunda

The Trustees of the Concord Free Public Library cordially invite you to a reception and viewing of "Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Japan Thoreau Society

Thoreau Society of Japan Celebrates Thoreau Bicentennial

March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Japan Radio NHK - Japan National Broadcasting

The Thoreau Society of Japan Celebrates the Thoreau Bicentennial!

Shoko ITOH, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University and former President of The Thoreau Society of Japan will present a series of 13 lectures on the radio of NHK (Japan National Broadcasting).

NHK will present the lectures on Thursday Evenings from January 5th through March 30th, 2017.

Emerson Society Award Announcements

April 1, 2017 - 9:15am - 12:00pm

**Awards Announcements**



The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards

for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.




*Graduate Student Paper Award*

A Thoreau Weekend at Congaree National Park

April 22, 2017 - 8:00am - April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Congaree National Park

“Thoreau Nature Walks,” Featuring South Carolina Naturalists and Youth and Adult Actors Portraying Thoreau and His Contemporaries, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017.

“Thoreau’s Music at Congaree,” Mid-19thCentury American Folk Music. A Columbia Music Ensemble, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017.

The Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau

May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Literary & Philosophical of Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 iSE England

Books Antiquarian, to Present. Exhibit of John Caffrey's original paintings related to the observations of Thoreau.

St. Benedict Catholic School will Saunter the Year with Henry David Thoreau

May 12, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
St. Benedict Catholic School 13633 Rockside Road Garfield Heights, OH 44125

St. Benedict Catholic School will Saunter the Year with Henry David Thoreau on May 12, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.  The program is a culminating event to the year long celebration of Henry David Thoreau through creative writing, art, dramatic performance, music, and song.  It will include: students singing "Tom Bowling", Thoreau's favorite song, scenes from The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail  by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.

Thoreau Society Panel, ASLE Conference 2017

June 20, 2017 - 1:00pm - June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

The Thoreau Society Panel at the Twelfth ASLE Biennial Conference 2017 "Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery"

Panel Organizer: Cristin Ellis, Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi

4-person panel, 15-minute presentations

Panel Chair: TBD