Author Talk at SW Harbor Library
July 19 @ 5:30 pm
The Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a talk by Gigi Georges, author of “Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen History of Rural America,” on Tuesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m.
“Downeast” honors the lives of five remarkable young women, and through them, the paths of young women across rural America. It shines a light, too often obscured, on the indispensable role contemporary rural women play in their communities.
Gigi Georges, Ph.D., turned to narrative non-fiction writing after an extensive career in politics, public service, and academia. A former White House special assistant to the president and U.S. Senate state director, she has taught political science at Boston College, served as a program director for the Harvard Kennedy School, and been a managing director of The Glover Park Group — a leading national public affairs firm. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lives with her husband and 10-year-old daughter in New Hampshire and Downeast Maine.
For more information, call the library at 244-7065.