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Virtual Author Talk: Ali Farrell ‘Pretty Rugged: True Stories from Women of the Sea’

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join author and photographer Ali Farrell as she shares the stories of the female commercial fisherman who she profiled in her book “Pretty Rugged: True Stories from Women of the Sea” during a virtual talk with the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. She will be joined by fisherman Holly Masterson who will answer your questions about being a commercial fisherman in Maine.

“Pretty Rugged” dives into the gritty lives of females in the commercial fishing industry here in Maine. The book features the true stories of dangerous situations they face on the water, the realities of the fishing lifestyle as well as family history on generations of Maine fishermen. Readers will learn about both the fishing communities in coastal Maine and the current state of lobster fishing in North Atlantic waters. Farrell will share the more information about the book and how it came to be and touch on how the pandemic has effected fisherman.

Farrell is the author of two books including “Pretty Combat: Nonsense, Shenanigans and Tactful Life Domination” and she plans to publish a children’s book “A Lobstergirl Can” this summer. In addition to being an author she also owns a photography business in mid-Coast Maine. She also donates her time to United Fishermen Foundation, which supports fishermen and their families through education and advocacy.

This event is co-sponsored by Sherman’s Books and copies of Farrell’s book can be purchased at any of their locations, online at shermans.com or by calling their Bar Harbor location at 207-288-3161.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this program. To register fill out the form at jesuplibrary.org/events/farrell or email kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.


April 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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