July 2018 Events with AWM Affiliates

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  • Monte Cristo Cottage (Eugene O’Neill) – Waterford
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      • O’Neill’s Summer Gala, “One Fine Night,” with Broadway’s Abby Mueller
      • Theatremakers Free Performances
      • Performances of Eight New Plays chosen from 1,429 submissions to National Playwrights Conference
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center– Hartford
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      • Writing for Change, Parts I & II for high school, college students and adults on the themes, “ Exploring the Relationship Between Identity and Place” and “Identifying and Connecting with Audiences”
      • Salons at Lunch
      • Workshops: “Unpacking Privilege,” and  “Courageous Conversations 101”
      • Book Discussion for Kids, The Lorax
  • The Mark Twain House and Museum– Hartford
    • Events Calendar 
      • Writing in Mark Twain’s Library 2018
      • Mark My Words: Mark Reiss: His Life’s a Joke
      • Graveyard Shift  Ghost Tours
  • Noah Webster House – West Hartford
District of Columbia
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House – Concord
    • Events Calendar 
      • 2018 Summer Conversation Series & Teacher Workshop, Little Women in the  21st Century: Celebration 150 Years of Inspiration – 5 day conference
      • “Welcome to our Home” Living History Tour
      • “Apple Slump Players” Youth Drama Workshop
  • William Cullen Bryant Homestead – Cummington
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      • 18th Century Children’s Garden Tour and Nature Craft
      • Meet the Caretaker: An Interactive Living History Tour
      • Exploring Bryant Woods: Friday Hiking Series
      • Bryant Day
      • Goat Yoga at the Bryant House
  • Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens– Amherst
    • Events Calendar
      • Amherst Arts Night with Featured Poet, Leslie Marie Aguilar and Featured Artist, Arielle Jessup
      • Writing with Miss Emily: A Summer Workshop for Young Authors (ages 9-12) with Burleigh Muten
      • “Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Children’s Circus
  • Concord Museum (Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau) – Concord
    • Events Calendar 
      • 4th of July Activities
      • Emerson Circle Walk
      • Hands-on History, Summer Evening and Living History at Wright Tavern
      • At the Center of the Revolution Walk
      • “William Brewster and the Concord Landscape” with Jayne Gordon
  • The Old Manse (Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne) – Concord
    • Events Calendar 
      • Home to Two Revolutions
      • Highlights of the Old Manse
      • Landscape Walk
      • Summer Sunset Transcendental Meditation
      • Summer Conversation Series on the theme of Freedom
  • Edward Gorey House – Yarmouth Port
    • Events Calendar
      • 2018 Exhibit, “Murder He Wrote”: Edward Gorey and the Art of the Mystery
  • The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne) – Salem
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      • Member Exclusive: Salem Celebrates the Fourth, Viewing of Fireworks from the 7 Gables Lawn and Celebration of Hawthorne’s Birthday
      • Living History Lab
      • 17th Century Saturdays
      • The Colonial Kitchen: Food Without Fire
      • Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt
  • Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site – Cambridge
    • Events Calendar 
      • Literary Performance, “Rants Chants and Coos,” by Regie Gibson
      • Nature + Creativity + Wellness Art Classes
      • Sunday Concert with Orlando Latorre
      • Book Discussion: Siege with Roxane Orgil
      • Meet the Washingtons!
      • Lines by Heart: Physicians & Poetry
      • Family Saturdays
      • Summer Concert with Brooks Robertson
      • Golden Rose Poetry Reading with Award Recipient, Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Herman Melville’s Arrowhead – Pittsfield
    • Events Calendar
      • A World of Fairies Across the Seven Seas – 2018 Fairy House Village Exhibit
      • Fairy Village Exhibit Tour with Wine Tasting
      • “Sailing Towards My Father” – A dramatic poem about Herman Melville written and staged by Carl A. Rossi with Actor Stephen Collins
  • Thoreau Farm – Concord
    • Events Calendar 
      • “What Would Henry Do?” Panel Discussion, Corinne Smith, Jack Maguire, Mike Frederick and Barbara Olson moderated by Ken Lizotte
      • Celebration of Henry’s 201st Birthday
      • Surveyors Historical Society at Thoreau Farm for the dedication of a “Beginning Point” marker to honor Henry David Thoreau’s career as a surveyor
      • Free Mushroom Walk in Estabrook Woods by Lawrence Millman, Author of Fascinating Fungi of New England
  • The Mount (Edith Wharton) – Lenox
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      • July Recurring Events: Backstairs and Ghost Tours; Weekly Birding; Yoga; Le Cafe Francais; Music After Hours; Wednesday Shorts Readings
      • Performances of “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare,  Directed by Kelly Galvin (July 10-August 18)
      • 2018 Summer Lecture Series
        • Theodore Roosevelt, A Literary Life with Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin
        • Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Caroline Fraser
        • Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War with Lynne Olson (Sold Out)
        • Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, with Anne Boyd Rioux
        • Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Pamela Paul
        • Goddess of Anarchy – Lucy Parsons with Jacqueline Jones
        • “Edith Wharton’s Anti-Semitism: A Consideration – An Encore Lecture with Dr. Irene Goldman Price
      • SculptureNow – Artist Tour
      • Books & Blooms for Children and their Families (Storytelling and Crafts)
      • Walkin” in WordXWord in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow and Lift Ev’ry Voice
  • Whittier Birthplace – Haverhill
  • Theodore Roethke House – Saginaw
    • Events Calendar
      • A Walking Tour
      • Party at the Zoo
      • Roethke Picnic Series: Writing Workshop,The Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems, with Linda Nemec Foster, Anne-Marie Oomen, Meredith Ridl
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar House – Dayton
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House – Cincinnati
    • Events Calendar
      • Opening Reception – Special Exhibit: “To Give It All to This Cause”: The Beecher Family and the Civil War
      • Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Civil War Writing By Those Who Lived It with Professor John Getz
      • Virtual Tour of Cincinnati Abolitionists of Spring Grove (Harriet’s Social Circle of Cincinnati’s Abolitionists) with Diana McBride
  • Thurber House – Columbus
    • Events Calendar 
      • Summer Literary Picnics
        • Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with Poet Scott Woods
        • Not That I Could Tell, with Jessica Strawser
      • Summer Writing Camps (Grades 6, 7 & 8) – All Full
South Carolina
  • Poe Museum – Richmond
    • Events Calendar
      • July Unhappy Hour (Live music, Fun for the Family, Refreshments)
      • New Exhibit, “Poe: Beyond the Horror”
West Virginia