Nature Writing Panel and Workshops at the Blue Hill Public Library

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/21/2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Blue Hill Public Library


On Sunday, October 21st Blue Hill Public Library and Word: Blue Hill Literary Festival will present a panel discussion about nature writing at 1:00 PM, followed by a workshop on the same at 3:00 PM as part of a larger literary festival that will be going on in town. The panel of nature writers will be moderated by Blue Hill Heritage Trust executive director Hans Carlson, a nature writer himself. He is the author of Walking Toward Moosalamoo and Home is the Hunter: the James Bay Cree and Their Land. Raised in the upland forests of central New England, Carlson has been engaged with issues of land use and stewardship throughout his professional career.

The panel will feature Susan Hand Shetterly, the author of nine books including the just-released Seaweed Chronicles, who also writes for several magazines; Rob McCall, the voice behind Awanadjo Almanac, which broadcasts to Midcoast Maine via WERU and is printed in various newspapers, who has two books of essay collections and also writes for several magazines; and Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot Indian and attorney, activist and writer, the author of the recent book, Sacred Instructions and founding director of the Land Peace Foundation, dedicated to the global protection of indigenous land, water rights and ways of life. Following the panel, there will be a nature writing workshop hosted by the Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center in Portland.

For further details on these workshops, interested persons can check the library’s web calendar at www.bhpl.net. Word: Blue Hill Literary Festival will have other workshops around town that do have a charge—for more information see www.wordfestival.org.
The presentations are free and open to everyone. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.

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