Neily to Receive Restoration Leadership Award
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Neily to Receive Restoration Leadership Award

On December 6, 2017, Sandra Neily will receive a Restoration Leadership Award from RESTORE: The North Woods, which was founded by conservations in 1992 to restore the health of north woods ecosytems.

In announcing Sandra’s award, RESTORE cited a lifetime of caring about Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife, including Sandra’s work  protecting the Penobscot West Branch from the Big A Dam, educating about the economic value of protecting rather than exploiting nature, defending the Moosehead region from Plum Creek's massive development scheme, exposing the decimation of deer yards, safeguarding Maine's wildlands from misplaced industrial wind power, reaching new audiences about restoring endangered species with her recent novel, and breaking glass ceilings (as one of the first women rafting guides licensed by Maine).

RESTORE’s “Members and Friends Gathering” welcomes guests as it celebrates 26 years of caring and activism. Baxter State Park’s retiring director, Jensen Bissell, will highlight the evening with a presentation on the park’s past and future.

Join us Wednesday, December 6, starting at 6 PM, at the Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, Maine. The gathering is always informal and fun with food, prizes, and conversation.

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Nature-Themed Mysteries & Thrillers and . . . Truth
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Nature-Themed Mysteries & Thrillers and . . . Truth

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “fiction reveals truth that reality obscures,” and he might have been right about the novel “Deadly Trespass.”

Debut author Sandra Neily offers readers both entertainment and discovery. “I wrote this book to take people who love Maine (those who know its woods well and those who don’t) on a field trip into a world at risk. I wanted to create a story that urged readers on from page to page, so they’d arrive at the last page, feeling like they had pitch on their hands and a clear view of what might be lost.”

Join award winning author Neily at the Wiscasset Public Library as she shares her novel “Deadly Trespass,” and how she and other authors have crafted story telling around urgent and timely stories that feature our natural world. Neily won a national Mystery Writers of America McCloy award, was a national finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s “Rising Star,” contest, and recently was a fiction finalist in Maine’s “Joy of the Pen” competition.

A native of East Boothbay, she’s been a Registered Maine Guide, the Director of the Maine Conservation School, and Maine Audubon’s Outreach Coordinator. Sandra reads passages from “Deadly Trespass,” (reviewed as “...a beautiful book that brilliantly captures the battle to conserve Maine’s mythical woods...”) and shares her own list of outdoor based mysteries and thrillers and the issues they illuminate. She hopes guests will bring their favorite out-door fiction to help grow her list.

At the Wiscasset Public Library, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM. No charge; light refreshments.

 

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"Making the Case: New & “Novel” Ways to Elevate & Empower Conservation
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Making the Case: New & “Novel” Ways to Elevate & Empower Conservation

  • Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room (map)
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Sandra Neily will be discussing novel ways to elevate conservation, nature-based economics, and the value of nature-based fiction. She will also read from and sign copies of her debut novel, Deadly Trespass. She will share a list of her favorite outdoor-themed fiction, and invites guests to bring their favorites titles to share. There will be a drawing so someone goes home with Dorcas Miller’s Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America. Hosted by the Maine chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Learn more at http://www.amcmaine.org/calendar/#99954

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Book Talk/Signing
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Book Talk/Signing

Sandra Neily will be discussing the value of nature-based fiction, as well as signing and reading from her debut novel, Deadly Trespass, at the Shaw Memorial Library in Greenville, Maine. https://sites.google.com/site/shawpubliclibrary/  She'll also be sharing a list of favorite outdoor-themed fiction, and encourages guests to bring their favorite titles to share. Also there will be a drawing for Dorcas Miller’s pocket-sized and fabulous Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America

 

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