Renee Silvus

Live Like Thoreau, Guided Walking and Writing

Learn about Thoreau by following his lead. Henry walked 3-4 hours daily observing the immediate world and taking extensive field notes. He then expanded the notes into journal entries, all material for future lectures, essays, poems, and books.

We’ll first review some of Henry’s walking techniques and journal passages inspired by his ‘saunters.’ Then we’ll walk and take notes in our very own neighborhood. We’ll return and turn our own notes into writing. Please bring a hat, pencil, pen, journal/notebook, and walking pole if you have one. Wear comfortable shoes and something with pockets.