Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Presentation at All Souls Church in New York City

An Evening with R. Todd Felton on “A Journey into the Transcendentalists’ New England”

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Reidy Friendship Hall, 6:30 p.m. Reception (light refreshments), 7:00 p.m. Presentation

The Emerson Circle cordially invites you to an exquisite evening and audio-visual presentation by Robert Todd Felton, who will recreate through image and spoken word the picturesque towns around the city of Boston inhabited by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, and the other like-minded Transcendentalists who revolutionized American ideas about the artistic, spiritual, and natural worlds. His fascinating and beautiful narrative of his lush one volume work, “A Journey into the Transcendentalists’ New England,” will examine the intertwined lives of these remarkable men and women and explore the places that inspired them. His presentation will include displays of the lavish photos, paintings, and maps contained in the book which vividly recaptures nineteenth-century New England while discovering the Transcendentalists’ enduring legacy in Walden, Cambridge, Concord, Salem, Amherst, and Boston.

“This well-researched volume . . . contains a wealth of historical information. Some travelers might carry this volume along while sightseeing; others may wish to use it for travel research. Armchair travelers and even those without much wanderlust will want to read this for pure pleasure. Highly recommended.” The Library Journal.

Robert Todd Felton is a full-time freelance writer and photographer specializing in literary and cultural travel. His first two books, A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England and A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival, were published by Roaring Forties Press and have received favorable notices in the pages of Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New England Watershed among other publications. His third book, Walking Boston, is a street level guide to the best walks in Beantown, and was published in the summer of 2008 by Wilderness Press. He has also written for National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Draft, Gemut.com. and is currently the literary travel editor for Wandering Educators. See www.rtoddfelton.com and http://openpage-openroad.blogspot.com for more information about his work.
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