Wildlife writer will speak at Winthrop library


WINTHROP — Nationally acclaimed wildlife writer Susan Hand Shetterly will appear at the Bailey Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Shetterly will speak about her latest book, “Settled in the Wild,” a collection of essays about her life spent in and along Maine’s rugged woods and coasts. It was chosen for the nationally respected Indie Next List in February 2010.

“Settled in the Wild” offers accounts of how Shetterly lived alongside her husband and two young children without electricity in a cabin in Maine; her explorations with Chac, a raven she rehabilitated; her discovery of escaped farm-raised salmon trying to live in natural waters; and her efforts to defend the land against inevitable development.

A former wild bird rehabilitator, Shetterly has written about wildlife and wild lands for more than 20 years. She wrote the essay collection “The New Year’s Owl” and several children’s books. She was a contributing writer to Down East, Audubon Magazine, Yankee and Maine Times.

Copies of “Settled in the Wild” will be available for purchase. For more information, call 377-8673.