Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors

September 15, 2011

Sunday Conversations is a great opportunity to discover new books and meet local authors who have written about topics of interest in and around the Chesapeake Bay.  All of the featured books will be available in the Museum Store and make wonderful holiday purchases that can be signed and personalized by the author on the spot! The FREE series, hosted by the Museum Store, begins on October 23 at 2:00 p.m. and will continue through March, 2012 at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Sunday, October 23 – 2:00 p.m.
“A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake”

Ralph Eshelman, world traveler, scientist, historian, Renaissance Man, Calvert County resident, and previous Director of the Calvert Marine Museum never fails to enlighten and entertain. Eshelman will lead a historical tour following the steps of the American and British troops during the summer of 1814.

Sunday, November 20 – 2:00 p.m.
“Chesapeake Bay Stories”

Raymond McAlwee was born in Washington D.C. and has been a life-long denizen of the bay. His short stories include a little history, travel, food, and fiction about the diverse people who make the Chesapeake Bay their home.

Sunday, January 15 – 2:00 p.m.
“Pure SEA GLASS”

Richard LaMotte has spent hours carefully studying approximately 30,000 shards of sea glass to produce his in-depth book. Back by popular demand, LaMotte returns to this year’s Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors Series to continue the discussion of this favorite topic. Participants are encouraged to bring their own collection for help in determining their age and origin. The museum store will highlight an exquisite selection of sea glass jewelry.

Sunday, February 19 – 2:00 p.m.
“Oscar and Olive Osprey”

Janie Suss earned the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence award for this publication. Experience the heartwarming story of two ospreys who raise their family on the Chesapeake Bay. Children and adults alike will feel a wonderful connection to these creatures with the help of the amazing color photographs. The story will encourage everyone to learn more about the wildlife around the Chesapeake Bay.

Sunday, March 25 – 2:00 p.m.
“Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale”

Annapolis resident, Jennifer Keats Curtis has masterfully woven a tale that teaches children the importance of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife while delighting the reader with details about Calvert Marine Museum’s own otter, Squeak. Special guest appearance by Linda Hanna, the aquarist featured in the book, and the CMM otter.

Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors is free and open to the public. The Series is sponsored by The Patuxent Partnership with support from the Holiday Inn Solomons.