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Port Clyde Sardine Stories at Herring Gut

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PORT CLYDE – Join poets Gary Lawless and Karin Spitfire from 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 4th at Herring Gut Learning Center, 59 Factory Road, for an evening’s celebration of Port Clyde’s sardine history and culture.

Film footage, artifacts, anecdotes and pictures pertaining to Port Clyde Sardines will be shared, as well as poems penned to the silver swimmers and the people who harvested and packed them. The public is invited to share stories too. If you have a Port Clyde fish tale, please come share it. Or mail it, if you are shy.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information: info@herringgut.org or call 372-8677.

Gary Lawless is a Maine native, a poet, teacher, and co-owns Gulf of Maine Books, an independent bookstore in Brunswick, Maine.

Karin Spitfire was the 2007 Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine and works as a freelance teacher of Women’s Studies, a certified practitioner of Body-Mind-Centering and an assistant wilderness guide with Her Wild Song.

Together, Lawless and Spitfire have organized events up and down the coast this summer toasting the sardine and the human cultures that have sprung up around them. Invested in conversations about the cultural history, the disappearance of the herring and the hope for returning schools, the events are meant to educate the public and re-ignite a love for this most important fish: the herring.

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center using aquaculture and marine science as a springboard to learning. Year-round offerings include middle and high school aquaculture and marine science courses, after-school and community outreach activities, teacher training workshops and marine science summer camps.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Maryanne Vanasse

Telephone Number: (207)372-8677

Website: http://www.herringgut.org

Email: mvanasse@herringgut.org