For those near the western shores of Maine's Penobscot Bay, I'll be joining Graham Shimmield, executive director of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, for aspecial Café Scientifique at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street in Rockland, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24.
Shimmield and I will be discussing the problems facing the world's oceans -- topic of my first book, Ocean's End:Travels Through Endangered Seas -- and their importance to human lives. Billed as "a conversation between a scientist and a journalist", it will open up to bring the audience into the conversation as well. Should be fun and, hopefully, informative, so come by if you're in the area.
I am an award-winning journalist and author of American Nations, American Character, Ocean's End, The Lobster Coast, and The Republic of Pirates. I'm a staffer at the Portland Press Herald, where I won a 2012 George Polk Award for my investigative reporting and was named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.