The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm: A Program in Partnership With the Thoreau Society

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: 

A Book By YOU? How to Get It Written, Published, and Promoted,
SOLD OUT! A publishing workshop with Ken Lizotte, chief imaginative officer of emerson consulting group.

Book Discussion: What Would Henry Do?
SOLD OUT!  A discussion moderated by Ken Lizotte, president of Thoreau Farm, with featured essayists from our book, What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century

     Mary Bergman, commentator for NPR’s A Cape Cod Notebook
     Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University
     Holly Nadler, TV comedy writer for Barney Miller, Laverne & Shirley, and One Day At A Time
     Richard Primack, author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods   

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, NEARING CAPACITY! A talk with Lawrence Millman. He is an arctic explorer, mycologist, and author of 17 books, including Our Like Will Not Be There AgainLast PlacesFascinating Fungi of New England, and At the End of the World. Millman will discuss his latest book, Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore.


How to Write Deliberately,  SOLD OUT, 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.

WRITING WORKSHOP, SOLD OUT! Email to get on our waiting list. 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, SOLD OUT! 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. EMAIL to get on our waiting list.