Milford Library is pleased to announce a presentation by Mark Seth Lender, a Guilford author who has written a book about his observances of a salt marsh. Mr. Lender will be appearing at the Milford Library on October 1 at 7 PM.
Mark Seth Lender is an independent writer/producer for Living on Earth, heard nationwide on over 300 public radio stations. He is the program’s most frequent contributor. He photographs, records, and writes about wildlife all over the planet. His fieldwork has taken him from Northern Maine to Southern California’s Channel Islands, from Africa to Australia, from the Osa Peninsula to British Columbia. Recent fieldwork has taken him to a Great Blue Heron rookery on the Connecticut River, and to Hudson Bay where he is traveling overland photograph polar bears. He is scheduled to return to Hudson Bay in November.
“Unlike most people who do what I do,” Lender says, “though I almost always have a camera in my hand, my primary purpose is not taking photographs. I use the camera as a notebook. When I am in the field I am constantly composing ideas and language for stories. The camera helps me recall what I had in mind. Apparently, the technique works. Despite that my language is often closer to poetry than prose - or perhaps in part because of this - the most frequent comment from readers and listens is, ‘you made me feel as if I was there, as if I was seeing through your eyes.’ And of course, that is exactly what I want.”
Some of Mark Seth Lender’s recent work for radio, along with his blog from his expeditions to Hudson Bay can be found at www.MarkSethLender.com, His book, Salt Marsh Diary, is a collection of his column of the same name which appeared in the Shoreline Times was syndicated for 9 years to over 100,000 Connecticut households.
Copies of his book will be available for sale at this event.
The presentation is generously sponsored by the Friends of Milford Library. All are welcome to attend.