Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

Date(s) - 01/01/17 - 12/31/17 12:00 am

The Walden Woods Project, University of Massachusetts Lowell Honors College, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read in celebration of the 200th birthday of the great American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

Our goal is for every town or city in Massachusetts to participate, by coordinating at least one event in 2017 that brings community members together to read a work by Thoreau.

In the spirit of self-determination championed by Thoreau, the coordinators of each town/city’s Read event can choose when in 2017 they want to carry out their Read; how they want to implement their Read (book group, public reading, surrounded by a day of activities, etc.); and which Thoreau piece they will read.

Most Reads will be listed by their coordinators as separate events on this calendar.  If you don’t see a Read event for your town/city, please email to find out more!