Near-Present and Future
June 28 – American Scientist publishes a feature of four interviews about Thoreau’s science. Examples from The Boatman in Thoreau As Naturalist.
September 23, 2017 – Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA. Thoreau Bicentennial Lecture Series. 5-7 PM, Library Rotunda (See also lectures by Laura Dassow Walls on July 14; Elizabeth Hall Witherell on Sep 16; Robert A. Gross on Oct 7; and Robert N. Hudspeth, Oct 14; and ongoing exhibit titled “Concord, which is my Rome.”)
October 28, 2017 – Concord Museum and the Morgan Library and Museum (New York Public Library), joint program. Talk on Thoreau and his journal during a symposium titled This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal. All day symposium open to the public at the Fenn School, Monument Square, Concord. Details to follow.
Events Already Past
September 12, 2016 – Concord Journal. Article titled Author Tests out Replica of Thoreau’s Boat. The press accompanied our launch of the boat to obtain a frontispiece for The Boatman.
March 14, 2017 – UConn Today. Media coverage. Out of the Woods and Onto the River, by Ken Best.
March 24, 2017 – Release Date for The Boatman. Books available for sale in stores and online.
April 8. 2017 – American Association of Geographers. Field Trip. Thoreau’s Geo-Concord: Walden Pond, Sleepy Hollow, and Concord River. Boston Annual Meeting. Organized by Sarah Luria. Registration required through the conference.
April 18, 2017 – UConn Bookstore, Storrs, CT. Local Book Launch and Signing – 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center, Wednesday 5:30-6:30
April 22, 2017 – Joshua’s Trust, Mansfield, CT. Guided walk to explore Tift Pond and ideas related to the book. 1:30-3:30 PM.
April 24 – Official Publication Date. Review by the Los Angeles Times Review of Books,
April 29, 2017 – Wall Street Journal, Featured Book Review
May 16, 2017 – National Public Radio, Here and Now. Radio magazine feature (9:31) by Alex Ashlock titled Known for Walden Pond, Scholar says Henry David Thoreau was a ‘Man of the River.’
June 1, 2017 – OARS Annual Meeting. Thoreau’s River Years. Talk at Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium. .
June 18 – Riverfest Celebration by a variety of organizations, notably OARS, to whom the book is dedicated. Afternoon presentation at the Old Manse, details to be confirmed. Link here for Full Program.
June 30 – Boatman makes summer reading list for The American Scientist
July 6, 2017 – Mere Orthodoxy, an interesting review by Josh Novalis.
July 11, 2017 – Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA. Boston-area book launch for The Boatman. Open to the public.
July 13, 2017 – Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Concord, MA. Field Trip at Walden Pond. 6:45-8:15 AM. Meet at the Visitors Center.
July 13, 2017 – Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Concord, MA. Presentation of The Boatman. Session III. Masonic Hall Lower Level. 1-2 PM.
July 15, 2017 –Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Concord, MA. Book signing for Thorson’s Thoreau diptych: [ (Walden’s Shore) + (The Boatman)]
July 18 and 25, 2017 – Concord Museum and National Endowment for the Humanities, Concord MA. Field trips and lectures for national teacher’s workshops titled Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau. Registration required through Concord Museum.
Photo: Invasive loosestrife and reeds in Concord’s Great Meadow, a not-so-wild wetland.