Author Talk: Upwards
In the summer of 2015, at age 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Traveling 740 miles alone in a small canoe, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. But for every moment of wild weather, upstream struggle, or exhausting portage, there was the joy of seeing nature in all its glory and drama. The detailed journals that she kept on her 53-day trip provided the foundation for the Bremen author to write her first book, the adventure memoir Upwards. Join the author for an up-close look at the landscapes, history, and wildlife of waterways that have been traveled since the dawn of history. A book signing will follow the one-hour slideshow.