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Thoreau's Walden: A Journey in Photographs

Photographer Scot Miller will give remarks and sign copies of his book at the opening of his exhibition "Thoreau's Walden: A Journey in Photographs" at Walden Pond State Reservation. Tickets are $35/person ($30 is tax deductible). This event is presented by The Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the... Read more

David K. Leff to share Thoreau-inspired poetry

Gathering Poets on Henry David Thoreau From Louisa May Alcott’s “Thoreau’s Flute” to Walden by Haiku and beyond, poets have put the life, philosophy, and inspiring words of Henry David Thoreau into poetry.  What would an anthology of poems about Thoreau tell us about the meaning of his work and... Read more

Approaching Thoreau: Teaching about Place

This professional development workshop will approach Thoreau as a uniquely place-based writer and philosopher, exploring his time at Walden Pond by looking at Walden and other texts. Participants will spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, and UMass Lowell’s Professor of English, Marlowe Miller,... Read more