Celebrate Thoreau on Wednesday

In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial, we are happy to welcome Geoff Wisner, editor of two books: “Thoreau’s Wildflowers” and “Thoreau’s Animals” to the Hermann Meeting Room at the Main Library on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:00pm.

In his lecture, Wisner will present Thoreau’s profound spirituality and belief in the earth-human connection as revealed through his explorations of Thoreau’s best nature writings. Wisner has contributed to publications including the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, and Wild Earth. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City.

Many of the most vivid writings in Henry David Thoreau’s journals were inspired by the plants and animals that inhabit the sprawling fields, forests, and wetlands of Concord and nearby communities. An inveterate year-round rambler and keen and thoughtful observer, Thoreau wrote frequently about these creatures, faithfully recording each sighting or encounter with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration encouraged.

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