The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm is an exciting new program of lectures and writing workshops. Most of our programs meet in the house where Henry was born. Whether you’re a writer ready to submit your manuscript for publishing, looking to strengthen your voice, or searching for a community of writers, you’ll find it at The Write Connection.
Courses and programs for Fall 2019:
How to Write Deliberately, a talk by John Hanson Mitchell, author of Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile, Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place, and A Field Guide to Your Own Backyard: A Seasonal Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the Eastern U.S., among others. He is also the founding editor of Massachusetts Audubon’s award-winning journal Sanctuary.
Listening for the Different Drumbeat: Writing from Your Original Point of View, a two-day writing workshop with Heidi Jon Schmidt. She is the author, most recently, of The Harbormaster’s Daughter and The House on Oyster Creek. Her fiction and essays have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, among others, and she is the winner of an O.Henry Award for Fiction. She teaches writing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
A Primer for Forgetting, a talk with Lewis Hyde. He is a MacArthur Fellow and former director of Creative Writing at Harvard University. Hyde is the author of Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art and The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, as well as a book of poems, This Error Is the Sign of Love. Hyde will discuss his latest book, A Primer for Forgetting.
A Book By YOU? How to Get It Written, Published, and Promoted, publishing workshop with Ken Lizotte, chief imaginative officer of emerson consulting group.
What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century, panel discussion moderated by Ken Lizotte, president of Thoreau Farm and featuring essayists:
Mary Bergman, commentator for NPR’s A Cape Cod Notebook,
Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University,
Richard Primack, author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods, and
Anna West Winter Rasmussen, executive director of the nonprofit Save Our Heritage.
Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, a talk with Lawrence Millman. He is an arctic explorer, mycologist, and author of 17 books, including Our Like Will Not Be There Again, Last Places, Fascinating Fungi of New England, and At the End of the World. Millman will discuss his latest book, Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore.