Brown Bag Lecture Series with George Smith
Location: meeting room (3)
Audience: Adults, Seniors
George Smith will talk about his new book A Life Lived Outdoors at the Brown Bag Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 9th in the Rines Auditorium. From laugh-out-loud funny to deeply poignant, Smith’s book presents a collection of hand-picked essays by one of Maine’s favorite outdoor writers, exploring the way life should be, could be, and sometimes is in the great state of Maine. He set aside the political columns for those about home and camp, family and friends, life in rural Maine, hunting and fishing, and other outdoor fun. There’s something for everyone in this collection that celebrates approaching life with humility and humor, as well as a passion for adventure.
About the author
George A. Smith is an outdoor writer, award-winning newspaper columnist, television show host, and former executive director of the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine, the state’s largest sportsman’s organization. He writes for The Maine Sportsman magazine, the Kennebec Journal, and the Waterville Sentinel. He writes a regular blog for Downeast magazine and the Bangor Daily News. He is co-host of a weekly television show called Wildfire that is focused on conservation and environmental issues. He is the father of three children. When he’s not hunting, fishing, birding, or writing, he likes to travel, eat and read. He is very fond of Maine’s microbrews.
About the Series » Brown Bag Lecture Series
Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series features bi-weekly reading and question-and-answer sessions with authors from around the nation as well as those who hail from right here in Maine.
All Brown Bag Lectures are free to the public (unless specifically noted as a fundraiser). Because they usually take place over the lunch hour, guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; coffee provided by Coffee By Design. Special thanks to our Brown Bag Lecture Series coffee sponsor, Coffee by Design, and welcome to our new refreshment sponsor, Whole Foods. Books on sale at each lecture courtesy of Longfellow Books, who generously donates a portion of the proceeds to the Portland Public Library. Questions about our Brown Bag Lectures or to be added to our weekly calendar e-mail, please send us an e-mail.
Want to hear one from the past? Maine Humanities Council has come and recorded a few of our talks, listen here!