Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau
July 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Illustrated talk by Ben Shattuck
Time: Sunday, July 31, 2022 @ 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Place: In-Person at the Museum, 2nd Floor
Book signing to follow.
NOTE: DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND “IN-PERSON” PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THIS PROGRAM BY CALLING (631) 788-7239 OR EMAILING THE MUSEUM.
On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben Shattuck does the same. With little more than a loaf of bread, brick of cheese, and a notebook, Shattuck sets out to retrace Thoreau’s path through the Cape’s outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown’s fingertip.
ABOUT SIX WALKS
Named a Must Read Book of Spring 2022 by Town & Country Magazine and a Most Anticipated Book of the Year at The Rumpus. This is the first of six journeys taken by Shattuck, each one inspired by a walk once taken by Henry David Thoreau. After the Cape, Shattuck goes up Mount Katahdin and Mount Wachusett, down the coastline of his hometown, and then through the Allagash. Along the way, Shattuck encounters unexpected characters, landscapes, and stories, seeing for himself the restorative effects that walking can have on a dampened spirit. Over years of following Thoreau, Shattuck finds himself uncovering new insights about family, love, friendship, and fatherhood, and understanding more deeply the lessons walking can offer through life’s changing seasons.
Intimate, entertaining, and beautifully crafted, Six Walks is a resounding tribute to the ways walking in nature can inspire us all.
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022.
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum, 2nd Floor.
For virtual access, no advance registration is required.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 817 7719 9197
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kccta2rImC
ABOUT BEN SHATTUCK
Ben Shattuck, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is a recipient of a PEN America Story Prize and a 2019 Pushcart Prize. He was a Lighthouse Works fellow in 2013. Six Walks, his first book, is a Wall Street Journal Best Book of Spring, a New York Times Best Book of Summer, a Town & Country Magazine Must Read Book of Spring, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Week, a Rumpus Most Anticipated Book of the Year, and a recent New England Bestseller. He lives with his wife and daughter on the coast of Massachusetts, where he owns and runs a general store built in 1793.