Fish Scales & Tales – an evening with Linda Greenlaw

Laughter poured from the Lubec Memorial Library on Wednesday night as roughly 82 fans listened to Linda Greenlaw talk about her life as a fisherman and writer. Attendees traveled from Cutler, Machias and as far away as Bangor to hear her speak.

A humorous, poignant and engaging speaker and storyteller, Linda wowed the audience right from the start. Her welcoming demeanor, authenticity and sense of humor entertained all who attended. She talked about her years growing up on Isle au Haut, how she started fishing as a way to earn money to pay for her College tuition and how that decision led to her becoming an author. Many, if not all, in the audience were familiar with her writings and loved hearing the stories behind the writing of each of her books. She told the audience that of all her accomplishments in life she is most proud of being a fisherman. Linda is looking forward to lobster fishing this summer and being home, in Surry, every night with her husband.

Many thanks to the Peacock Bed & Breakfast and the Water Street Tavern Inn & Restaurant for helping to make Linda’s visit a memorable one.

Librarians with Linda

This program is one in a series of “Fish Scales and Tales” events focusing on the sea resulting from a collaboration between Island Readers & Writers, the Lubec Consolidated Schools, Lubec Memorial Library, the Tides Institute and Art Museum, and the New England Aquarium.

Scientist Moe Brown will speak on the Right Whale on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:00pm at the Library. Her presentation follows a student art exhibit of fish creations from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served.

Linda shares her thoughts on being a writer. (Follow us on Facebook to view the video.)


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