Reading Circle: “The Wellfleet Oysterman”


Wednesday, October 4, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Event Type

After three visits to Cape Cod from 1849-1855, Thoreau wrote: “I did not see why I might not make a book on Cape Cod, as well as my neighbor on ‘Human Culture.’ It is but another name for the same thing, and hardly a sandier phase of it.”  Reading Circle participants will read The Wellfleet Oysterman,” from Thoreau’s Cape Cod and come together for discussion with The Walden Woods Project Curator of Collections and resident Thoreau Scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer. “The Wellfleet Oysterman” as well as discussion questions will be provided upon registration. All are welcome! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – 7:00 PM EST. via Zoom 

The Wellfleet Oysterman” (as well as the full Cape Cod text) is available to read on our website here.



The Reading Circle is an event in association with the Thoreau’s Cape Cod Readathon, a first-of-its-kind event brought to you by The Barnstable Land Trust, The Walden Woods Project, the Town of Concord, and many other partners in Concord and on Cape Cod. The Readathon will be held Oct. 7 & 8 at Fuller Farm in Marstons Mills as well as live-streamed. Find out more at