Category Archives: Events

The Muse & the Marketplace 2013

I signed up for a writers conference called “The Muse and the Marketplace,” which takes place this weekend in Boston.  I’ve never been before.   I wonder what it will be like to be surrounded by hundreds of writers?  I’m curious … Continue reading

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If you’re going to talk dirt, do it right – from Haaretz

Earth Day gives us an opportunity to explore Hebrew terms for earth, land and soil. Read the full article in Haaretz: On Root / If you’re going to talk dirt, do it right “Thus Hebrew distinguishes between the nuances of … Continue reading

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Margaret Fuller in Love: Megan Marshall 4/5/13

Biographer Megan Marshall takes the occasion of the anniversary of Margaret Fuller’s first meeting with her Italian lover Giovanni Ossoli to give an account of Fuller’s years in revolutionary Rome as war correspondent, hospital director, and romantic. The event celebrates … Continue reading

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Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey

The story of Thoreau’s 1861 “Journey West” with Horace Mann, Jr., which took the duo from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to 978-451-0300 or WHO: Corinne Hosfeld Smith WHEN: Wed., October 24 at 7:00pm WHERE: … Continue reading

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Concord Festival of Authors

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Two weeks of literary events, mostly free, continuing this week in Concord, MA.   Today I attended “The Medical Lives of Famous Writers” and learned all about Shakespeare and syphilis, and the afflictions of George Orwell, Jonathan Swift, and others.  See … Continue reading

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Thoreau Biographer Robert Richardson: “Autumnal Tints”

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Floating from Past to Future

Meet Henry D. Thoreau in his actual boat, live and paddling on Walden Pond. Continue reading

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