Corinne H. Smith
  Corinne is a writer and librarian who lives in the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts.  She is a member of Women of Words (WOW), a group of writers who meet in Athol, as well as the Boston chapter of the National Writers Union.  She is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Additional selected publications

  • "What a Difference a Year Can Make: Henry David Thoreau and the Grand Pleasure Excursion of 1861.  Minnesota's Heritage #4, July 2011, pp. 76-89.
  • "To Be or Not to Be ... Henry."  Thoreau Society Bulletin 272, Fall 2010.
  • Two essays in Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (published by the American Library Association, 2010):  "Confessions of an Reviewer" and "Promoting but Protecting Yourself Online," pp. 145-147.
  • An essay about the benefits of travel, written for "This I Believe" in 2007.
  • "When Aesthetics Meet Access:  Everything old is new again as New England's Carnegie libraries face their centennials." American Libraries 37:4 (April 2006), pp. 60-2.  (available online but only to ALA members)
  • Sleepy Hollow September 11th   (poem published in the online Concord Magazine, Autumn 2002)







Selected Poems

Selected Essays / Memoirs

Selected Concert Reviews

Current project:

  • "Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey,"  a history/guidebook of the 1861 Journey West undertaken by Henry David Thoreau and Horace Mann, Jr., scheduled for 2012 release by Green Frigate Books.   |

Upcoming appearance:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - "When Henry Thoreau Came to Fitchburg:  A Transcendental Travelogue."  At the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass., 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27, 2012 - "Three Days in May:  When Henry Thoreau Came through Illinois."  A morning session during the conference of the Environmental Education Association of Illinois, held at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 South Walnut Lane, Channahon, Illinois.  Conference registration is required to attend.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2012 - "Plein Air Poetry Celebration."  Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, Mass., 1 p.m.  Join me and seven other poets who have had poems chosen for inclusion in a chapbook and reading event.  Free to the public.
  • June 21-22, 2012 - "Following in Henry David Thoreau's Minnesota Footsteps."  A session held during the conference of the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education, held at Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids, Minnesota.  Conference registration is required to attend.
  • July 12-15, 2012 - "He Traveled a Good Deal:  Promoting Thoreau Country Beyond Concord's Borders."  Participant in a panel discussion held at the Annual Gathering of The Thoreau Society, Concord, Mass.  Conference registration is required to attend.
  • In the meantime, click here to check out the podcast from Corinne's June 21, 2011, visit to the WRMN-AM studios in Elgin, Illinois.  The topic of conversation was Mr. Thoreau's trip through the area in 1861.

Ongoing web projects:

  • New England Carnegies, a site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund
  • Carnegies of the Northeast  (under development)
  • Thoreau's Journey West, a site about the 1861 trip that led Henry Thoreau & Horace Mann, Jr. to the American Midwest
  • Macungie's Three Pines:  The Story of a Pennsylvania Dutch farm  (under development)

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