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Author talks on the outdoors, animal encounters

Feb 12, 2020
John Holyoke

Searsport — Bangor Daily News Sportswriter John Holyoke will read from and discuss his new book "Evergreens," a collection of Maine outdoor stories, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library.

There is nothing that the outdoors columnist loves more than a good story. In this, his first book, Holyoke shares a curated collection of his favorite essays featuring people who are passionate about the outdoors, as well as his memorable encounters with creatures — from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels — that fascinate and confound him. Sprinkled throughout are memories of the events that have shaped him as he recounts the benefits of spending time with friends in the woods, fields and waters of Maine. As Holyoke says, “I am here to take you on an adventure. Along the way, you’re welcome to laugh, or cry, or smile, or reach for the phone to call an old friend and tell them that they still matter.”

Holyoke is an award-winning journalist who has been entertaining and informing readers of the Bangor Daily News for 27 years. His natural curiosity has helped make him a master of the “people story,” and his job as outdoor editor of the BDN has allowed him to travel to some of the state’s most special places in search of experiences to savor and tales to share. Holyoke grew up in Brewer, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, and has been writing for newspapers since sixth grade, when his teacher challenged him to start a school paper if he thought it was needed. He is an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and loves spending time at the family camp on Beech Hill Pond in Otis, Maine. He lives in Brewer with his wife, Karen, his three stepchildren, two dogs and a cat.

The Carver Memorial Library is located at 12 Union St. For more information, call 548-2303 or visit carverlibrary.org.

 

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