thomas m wilson

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Nature and Literature – Two Part Lecture Series

May 6th, 2021

Two sessions: Friday 11 & Monday 14 June, 9.30 – 11.30am 

Humans have been telling stories about nature for millennia. We look at some of the most significant and imaginatively compelling books that do just this, in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Discover, or re-discover, works of Wordsworth, Thoreau and Powers, and the poetry of Wang Wei, Mary Oliver and others. 

Location: 42 Glyde St. East Fremantle // Members $24 / $16 conc. Enrol here.

(The above image is an excerpt I’ve taken from ‘Home by the Lake’ by the Hudson School artist Frederic Edwin Church from 1852. I’ll be touching on the American essayist Thoreau in my talks and Church’s painting of a wooden cabin alongside a lake in New England was made around the same time that Thoreau immortalised such a vision in Walden – 1854.)