Off to Concord!
I’m excited to be attending this year’s Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts! I’ll be chairing a panel on Natural Spaces (11 am on Friday), featuring the following:
Thoreau’s Views on Growth in Relation to His Observations of Nature (Michiko Ono)
Michiko Ono is associate professor of English at Iwate Medical University in Japan. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from Tohoku University, and she has published many papers on Thoreau. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Thoreau Society of Japan. Michiko’s book Henry D. Thoreau: His Educational Philosophy and Observation of Nature is available from the Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond.
Thoreau’s Wildflowers (Geoff Wisner)
I’ll be offering a preview of my next book, Thoreau’s Wildflowers, coming next spring from Yale University Press. There will be pretty photos of Concord-area wildflowers and some of the more than 200 black and white drawings by Barry Moser that will appear in the book.
In Maine Wildness is the preservation of the World (Jym St.Pierre)
Jym St. Pierre is a lifelong resident of Maine, and he is the Maine Director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a conservation organization that was launched in Concord. He has been the chief advocate for the creation of a Maine Woods National Park & National Preserve, which would encompass the areas in northern Maine visited by Henry David Thoreau.
Jym is the editor of the Maine Environmental News website and an award-winning photographer. He has retraced many of Thoreau’s travels in the Maine woods and has visited scores of conservation areas in North, Central, and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.