Otis Library will host historian and naturalist Dr. Kevin Dann in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, Dr. Kevin Dann is walking from New York City to Concord, Massachusetts. Performing Captain of a Huckleberry Party – his provocative celebration of Thoreau in riddle, rhyme, and story – in 13 towns along the way, he hopes to inspire a new generation of Americans to take up Thoreau’s practice of enlivened observation of nature and enlightened citizenship.
Dr. Kevin Dann is the author of 10 books, including Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental Knowledge; Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America; and Lewis Creek Lost and Found. His latest book, Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, will be available for sale and signing. Dr. Dann has taught at Rutgers University, University of Vermont, and SUNY. He wrote, produced, and acted in Brooklyn’s first immersive street mystery, Enigma.
This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.