A Thoreau for our time
MOMA Wales The Tabernacle, Machynlleth
Saturday 7th October, 2017
Doors open 7pm Supporting programme. Lecture begins at approximately 7.45pm
Tickets: £5.00 on the door, booking not essential, refreshments included
A bookstall will be run by Penrallt Gallery, Machynlleth, selling Thoreau and Condry titles.
This year’s Annual William Condry Memorial Lecture is an introduction to the pre-eminent writer on nature, and a celebration of him in his bicentennial year.
In this lecture Jim Perrin looks at the life, work and continuing relevance of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). He examines the influence on nature writing in English of the man Bill Condry called “my friend Thoreau”. Condry’s own work is infused with the presence of Thoreau, and his life was modelled on his example.
In these uncertain, troubled and materialistic times, when so many are turning to seek out the lost connection to nature, Thoreau’s remarkable and radical body of work is perhaps more important than ever, serving as beacon and guide to what we have lost, and how we might best survive.
(Darlith Saesneg – English language lecture)