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

Thoreau and Diversity:  People, Principles, and Politics

Ibram X. Kendi ...
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.)

We...

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...

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...

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...

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