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Feature Film: "Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau"

The final event in the Fisher Read Thoreau series includes the screening of a film about this life and friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Date: October 26, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

Sponsored by Fisher Reads

This film combines documentary facts about Thoreau’s life with a theatrical play that dramatizes conversations between Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson during the final two days of Thoreau’s stay at Walden Pond. The film also considers how his work and his spirit continue to influence how we view and preserve the environment. 

The event is free and open to the public.

The Fisher Reads series is sponsored by the Department of Economics, Ethics Minor Program, Lavery Library, Department of Philosophy, Department of Religious Studies, Visual and Performing Arts Program, and Fisher Reads, a group of faculty members who promote reading on campus.

For more information, email Dr. Tim Madigan at