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Ibram X Kendi

80th Annual Gathering, July 8-12, 2020

Thoreau and Diversity:  People, Principles, and Politics

2020 Keynote Speaker: Ibram X. Kendi

CALL FOR PAPERS - Proposals due by December 7, 2019

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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...

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.

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Emerson and Thoreau

 

7/31/19, 7-8 pm: Renowned scholar Robert D. Richardson will reflect on Emerson, Thoreau, and Transcendentalism. Responses by Bay Emerson Bancroft, Robert Gross, and Megan Marshall

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Moosehead Lake

East Cove, Greenville, Maine    July 24-26, 2019

The Thoreau Wabanaki Trail Festival promotes the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Maine’s unique cultural heritage and natural resources, made famous here in the Moosehead Lake Region. It celebrates naturalist writer Henry David Thoreau’s three trips into the Maine Woods and the culture and heritage of the Wabanaki people. Penobscot Nation Chief Joseph Attean and guide Joseph Polis guided two of the three Thoreau trips, launched...

Helen Sherrah-Davies, Steven Kirby, Ed Lucie

Join the Thoreau Society on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 at First Parish (Concord) for a special performance on Thoreau's 202d birthday.  Event Registration

Five string violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies presents jazz-infected, trans-stylistic and synaesthetic-inspired eclectic originals. We invite you to join us on a creative journey that will include Cats, Candles, Light and Dark, and Elemental Paradox…...

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