“Think and Drink” with Virginia Humanities
Chesapeake Requiem: A Conversation with Earl Swift
Sunday, August 19, 6-8:30 PM; Discussion at 7 PM
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
Humanities hosts a free community event in partnership with The Bridge PAI and New Dominion Bookshop. Journalist Earl Swift
will discuss and read from his new book about Tangier Island, in conversation with Virginia Humanities’ Sarah McConnell
, host of the award-winning radio program With Good Reason
Described as “a brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction,” Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island is the culmination of Swift’s multi-year fellowship at Virginia Humanities. His time on Tangier having been featured in Outside Magazine and Garden & Gun, he has written about the Chesapeake region for thirty years, and even circumnavigated the Chesapeake Bay by kayak.
Prior to the live discussion, from 6-7 PM, guests can secure their seat and purchase refreshments while mingling with panelists and enjoying a demonstration of Encyclopedia Virginia‘s virtual tour of Tangier Island led by Virginia Humanities’ Peter Hedlund. Book sales will be provided by New Dominion Bookshop.
Seating for this outdoor program is limited; please bring a lawn chair to ensure a seat, as well as your curiosity and appetite for great stories and Chesapeake crab.
Guests are asked to register for this free event to receive updates and rain location information.