Lawrence Millman, author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” to give a free mushroom walk in Estabrook Woods, Concord, MA, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1pm.

Lawrence Millman is a man of many talents. As a mycologist, he has studied fungi all over the world, but especially in his own backyard of New England. And as an explorer, Millman has made over 40 trips and expeditions to the Arctic and Subarctic. He has written for Smithsonian, National GeographicAtlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Penthouse.

As a mycologist, Millman has done fungal surveys in places as diverse as Honduras, Arctic Canada, Panama, East Greenland, Western Samoa, and Nantucket.

He has a mountain named after him in East Greenland and a doctorate from Rutgers University, but Millman feels more privileged by the mountain than the degree.  Also, Millman has a velvet worm from Central America named after him.  When not on the road, he lives in Cambridge, MA.

For more information and to RSVP, email: Sponsored by Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau and the Thoreau Society. Group will meet in Keyes Parking Lot in Concord at 1pm and caravan to the site.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Thoreau on & off the Page: Journal Writing on the Move A Creative Writing and Mindfulness Workshop, Saturdays, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, 10am-5pm, $80 per session

 Dr. Ernesto Estrella will teach two one-day journal writing workshops.

Participants will learn different journaling techniques alongside listening and mindfulness practices extracted from Thoreau’s Journal. The workshop starts with a two-hour session at Thoreau Farm. In these morning hours we will introduce the Journal and participants will learn skills necessary for impactful journal writing. After a lunch break, we will visit the exhibition “This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal” at the Concord Museum. Following our visit, our journalists will share their impressions of the exhibition and partake in a two-hour creative writing session at the Thoreau Institute.

Founder and director of the Nomadic School of the Senses (NoSoS), Dr. Estrella is a member of the Thoreau Society and a Thoreau scholar and translator. He has served as assistant professor of Contemporary Poetry at Yale University. An author and musician, Dr. Estrella was the executive director of The Voice Observatory, a music and sound-art platform funded by the Senate of Berlin from 2015-16.

Contact for more information and registration for this course. Sponsored by Thoreau Farm and the Thoreau Society.

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What Would Henry Do?: Panel Discussion, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-4pm

Based on Thoreau Farm’s new book, What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century, a panel of Thoreauvian essayists, including Maria Madison, Tim Hebert, Jack Nevision, Leslie Perrin Wilson, and moderated by Ken Lizotte, will discuss their contributions to the book and lead a group discussion on potential actions Thoreau might take if he were with us today.

Sponsored by the Concord Festival of Authors.

Location: Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

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David Maguire, “Here I Am: Concord Connections,” Book Launch, Sunday, Oct. 29. 2-4pm

David Maguire was born 32 years ago with cerebral palsy, and has met every challenge thrown at him. David (named for Henry David Thoreau) is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and Lasell College. “Here I Am: Concord Connections” celebrates David’s infectious joy of living a full life.

This event is free and open to the public. Email to make a reservation.