From Stream of Consciousness to the Well-Built Sentence: A Life Spent Working with Words

George Howe Colt

Featured Event!
Author Talk

Date: Fri., June 3, 2022

Time: 7 pm

Thoreau Farm

Fee: $15, live event

Meet and Greet and Book Signing
Time: 6 pm
Fee: $25,
includes admission to 7pm talk,
$5 voucher towards a book purchase
of one of George Colt’s books for sale
by the Thoreau Society Bookshop at the event.

*See Covid-19 policy at bottom of page.

Taking as starting points five Thoreauvian apercus, George Howe Colt will discuss lessons learned from a half-century of writing, touching on such topics as how a reader becomes a writer, what it means to write from the inside out, how to see the forest and the trees, and what happens when two writers marry.

Attend Friday’s talk and Saturday’s writing workshop:
George H. Colt will be leading a memoir writing workshop, Writing About Family, Saturday, June 4, 2022.  Click on the highlighted link for more information and to register. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; BrothersNovember of the Soul; and The Game. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Anne Fadiman.

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*COVID-19 and live events:

All participants of live events must have proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by presenting his or her vaccination card at the door, when checking in for an event or program. Participants will not be allowed to enter without proof of vaccination.

We will follow the Center for Disease Control and State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines for mask-wearing and other COVID-19 guidelines to ensure public health safety and compliance.