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Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Book Group

February 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Read with the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Book Group.

Here at Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition (BBWC), we think that winter is a great time to read! We’ve chosen three books with elements of fiction, memoir, history, politics, class, ecology, economy. . . something for everyone. But these books are more than just entertainment.  Each book and following discussion will prompt us to reflect on what it means to be a good steward of our watershed.  How do history, economics, and culture affect the choices that humans make about the natural world ?

Join them on February 16, 2023 for a discussion on,  The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier by Colin Woodard.
The author describes this book as a little understood saga of war and betrayal, of clashing empires and ethnic cleansing, of an intra-English civil war and a 170 year colonial occupation of the province that we now know as Maine. These events explain some of Mainers’ most impressive virtues and most frustrating faults, as well as the still fraught relationship between this land’s real natives and the rest of us whose families came “from away” at some point in the past four hundred years. Facilitated by Kathleen Reilly.
For more information contact Jennifer Craig, 617-899-0111.

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Date:
February 16, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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