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Henry David Thoreau: The Theatre of the Natural World

Nov 20

Join Dr. Robert Fay, Professor of English at Landmark College, as he recounts his experiences through presentation and discussion of the photographs taken during his journey of discovery.

Henry David Thoreau lived in a cabin on Walden Pond for two years, two months and two days. His stay began on July 4th, 1845. Recently Dr. Robert Fay, Professor of English at Landmark College, completed a personal journey that required the same length of time — and began on July 4, 2009. His intent was to visit all of the regions of New England that were of special interest to Thoreau — and to see them through the eyes of the famous naturalist and writer.

He identified five regions: Walden Woods, the Monadnock Region, Cape Cod, the White Mountains and the Maine Woods. He relied on all of his knowledge and sense of Thoreau in order to determine the nature of his perception of the natural world around him. The photographs that resulted from the visits represent the theatre of the natural world. They encourage the viewer to see, understand and interpret the inner dramas that exist within the natural world and within each image.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, you'll have the opportunity to accompany Dr. Fay as he recounts his adventure through a presentation and discussion of the photographs taken during his journey of discovery.  The program will be offered by The Audubon Society of Southern Vermont and held at the Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont, at 7 p.m.