Friday, August 13, 2010

Talking about coastal Maine's identity, Aug. 18, Bath

Residents of the lower Midcoast: I'll be giving my talk on the past, present, and future of coastal Maine in Bath, Maine on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm at the Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Ave. The event is hosted by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust -- in fact, it's their annual meeting -- but its free and open to the public. Space is limited, so KELT suggests you reserve a seat here. The talk is based on my New England Bestseller, The Lobster Coast.

Here's a blurb on it from Main Street Bath:

If you really want to know why Maine has a bone to pick with Massachusetts come to the Winter Street Center on August 18th at 7pm.

Colin Woodard, Maine author and award winning journalist, will be the guest speaker at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s annual meeting. The presentation is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted at the door.

Based on the New England bestseller, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier (Viking Press, 2004), Woodard will give a talk tailored for this region titled “The Lobster Coast: The past, present, and future of the Maine Coast”. He tells the riveting and unexpected story of the people of coastal Maine, including the central role the Kennebec River played in shaping early New England.

The evening begins at 6:30 with brief reports on KELT’s current projects including land protection and habitat restoration. At 7:00pm there will be a break for refreshments and Mr. Woodard will begin at 7:15. Q&A and book signing will follow his presentation.

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