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Visions in Leadership
Linda Greenlaw
Wednesday, April, 8, 2015

Linda Greenlaw, America's only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman:  The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002) and  All Fisherman Are Liars (2004).

She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time magazine called her 2005 Recipes From A Very Small Island, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a "must-have cookbook". Additionally, she's written two mysteries: Slipknot (2007) and Fisherman's Bend (2006) .

Linda is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. The second season of Swords premiered in August 2010.

Greenlaw's latest book Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns to the Sea is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction and high-seas adventure.

Greenlaw first came to the public's attention in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm , where Junger called her "one of the best captains...on the entire east coast." She's also been featured on numerous national programs. She lives on Isle au Haut, Maine.

Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased prior to the event, space permitting. Please contact Monique Wolanin at (860) 932-4174 for tickets.

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