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Rapping on Thoreau: A Class Discussion

Join Richard Smith and several Fisher Reads classes for an “off the record” free-wheeling discussion on Thoreau and his work.

Date: October 11, 2017 - October 11, 2017
Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

Sponsored by Fisher Reads

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Join historian and Thoreau interpreter, Richard Smith, and several Fisher Reads classes for a discussion on the man and his work.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Richard Smith and has a background in history and education, with 20 years of experience in museum studies. He has lived in the Concord area for almost a decade, working at various historic sites as an historian and research assistant and is currently working with the Thoreau Society.  Along with his writing and research, Richard is also involved in Living History and is best known around the area as "Henry Thoreau."  He has been portraying the Transcendentalist since 1999. Richard, as "Henry," appears regularly at Walden Pond and has also traveled a great deal in Concord and elsewhere on Thoreau's behalf.

This 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