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Author talk and book signing: Susan Hand Shetterly’s ‘Seaweed Chronicles’

Event organizer: Melinda Rice
Event Date & Time: September 13, 2018 7:00 pm until September 13, 2018 8:00 pm
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BAR HARBOR — In “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge” author Susan Hand Shetterly explores the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment, while telling the stories of the men and women on the coast of Maine who farm, harvest and protect it. Join Shetterly for an author talk and book signing on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St.

“Seaweed Chronicles,” takes readers deep into the world of seaweed by providing an immersive look at life on the shores of the Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry.

Shetterly is the author of the essay collections “Settled in the Wild” and “The New Year’s Owl,” as well as several children’s books including “Shelterwood,” named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children by the Children’s Book Council. Shetterly’s book “Settled in the Wild” won the Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in 2011. She has also been awarded two Maine Arts Commission grants and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2017, she received an Alfred P. Sloan grant to complete “Seaweed Chronicles.”

Books will be on sale courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Shetterly, visit and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or