Norfolk, Richmond, Washington DC
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 Earl Swift’s longtime fellowship at Virginia Humanities.
Earl Swift has written six previous books, including Auto Biography, The Big Roads (a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice), and Where They Lay (a PEN finalist).
His time on Tangier has been featured in Outside Magazine’s June 2018 and Garden and Gun‘s August issues. Swift has written about the Chesapeake region for thirty years, and has circumnavigated the Chesapeake Bay by kayak.
Swift will be holding three separate book launches in Norfolk, Richmond, and DC.
- Thursday, August 16 6:00p.m.
Prince Books, Norfolk
- Thursday, August 23 6:00p.m.
Chop Suey Books, Richmond
- Thursday, August 30 7:00p.m.
Politics and Prose, Washington DC
Also, don’t miss our “Think and Drink” with Swift in Charlottesville on Aug. 19.