LEWISTON – An award-winning journalist for The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle for Higher Education will give a talk titled “The Lobster Coast: The Past, Present and Future of Coastal Maine” at Bates College tonight.

Colin Woodard will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

A Maine native and a Portland resident, Woodard has reported from more than 40 foreign countries and six continents, and lived for more than four years in Eastern Europe. He is the author of the New England best-seller “The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier.”

Woodard has covered a wide range of issues, from ethnic conflict in the Balkans and peacekeeping in Guatemala to the destruction of coral reefs and the effects of global warming.

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