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What Would Henry Do?

A Panel Discussion about Thoreau in Today’s World

Join Thoreau Farm for the first in a series of panel discussions about how Henry David Thoreau would approach today’s world. Featuring the contributors of our latest book, What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century, Volume 2, this panel will consider if Henry David Thoreau were alive today, what would HE think, what HE say, what would HE do?

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Wednesday, November 9, 7pm, virtual

Panelists: Margaret Carroll-Bergman, Kevin Dann, Will Eno, Patricia Nunez Garcia, Huey, Carolina Maciel, and Kim Stafford

Moderator: Jack Nevison



Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm at Thoreau Farm

Panelists: Cal Armistead, Margaret Carroll-Bergman, Henrik Otterberg, Nicole Palmer, and Geoff Wisner

Moderator: Jack Nevison

Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 pm, virtual

On September 28, 2022, Thoreau Farm Board President Ken Lizotte moderated a panel of contributors to What Would Henry Do? Volume 2, including Barbara Hanno, Tom O’Malley, Donna Przybojewski, and John Roman.

Sunday, October 2, 3:00 pm, at Thoreau Farm

SIX contributors to Thoreau Farm’s book – What Would Henry Do? VOLUME 2 – gathered at the farmhouse on Sunday, October 2, 2022, to share their ideas about Henry David Thoreau and today’s world.

Panelists: Will Eno, Jennifer Johnson, John Hanson Mitchell, Sarah Oktay, Nikki Turpin, and Tanya Wright

Moderator: Ken Lizotte

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm, virtual

Cal Armistead, Ron Fein, Huey, Michael Lorence, James Marcus, Donna Przybojewski, and Ben Shattuck — sharing their thoughts on WHAT WOULD HENRY DO?

Moderator: Ken Lizotte

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm, virtual

Scott Slovic, Patricia Nunez Garcia, Robert Thorson, and Sarah Oktay gathered over zoom on October 19, 2022, to discuss what Henry would do, particularly about the environment.
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Moderator: Ken Lizotte

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 pm, at Thoreau Farm

Panelists: John “Fitzy” Fitzsimmons, Robert Gross, Elisa Lemire, Heidi Jon Schmidt, and Nikki Turpin.

Moderator: Jack Nevison


Sep 21 2022


7:00 pm


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