ythical Creatures of Maine: A Maine Author Talk by Chris Packard
In his illustrated field guide to the mysterious legends of Maine, Chris weaves well-known cryptids like Bigfoot, indigenous legends like Pamola, logging camp creations such as the Hide-Behind, and many more into an entertaining book that documents as many of the legendary creatures of our state as can be included in one book. Chris will be exploring some of the creatures featured in the book, discussing his thoughts on cryptids and the importance of storytelling, and answering questions from the audience. Bring your curiosity and your own local cryptid knowledge – you may help Chris compile enough cryptids for a second book!
Chris Packard is the author of Mythical Creatures of Maine and a full-time high school science teacher at Bangor High School. He is also a trail runner, swordfighter, storyteller, and outdoor adventurer. When not teaching, writing, or wandering in the wilds he can often be found on his small homestead in Hampden, Maine gardening, raising chickens, and spending time with his wife and two sons. Prior to taking up teaching and writing he worked as an ecological restoration technician, field biologist, naturalist, and outdoor educator. Christopher’s family has been building ships, lumbering, hunting, trapping, guiding, and running wilderness resort hotels in Maine since before the Civil War. Christopher was born and raised in Ohio, spending summers in Maine, until making his home here full-time in 2007.
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