New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the Community Economic Development Center are pleased to announce a monthly program series featuring music, stories, and poetry of the working waterfront. The first program, An Evening of Stories and Verse from Down East Maine featuring Brian Robbins and Bob Quinn, will take place at the Center on Thursday, April 6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Bob Quinn grew up lobstering in Maine and has been steeped in the lore of coastal Maine since he was a child. His Uncle Bonney wrote nautical poems with a humorous bent and it is his recitations of these poems, along with his colorful commentary, for which he is best known.
Brian Robbins grew up in Stonington, Maine where he worked as a commercial fisherman for many years. For over 20 years, he has written a regular column known as “Bearin’s” for Commercial Fisheries News. He’ll make you laugh, maybe even shed a tear, and definitely leave you wanting more.
Tickets are $8/members; $10/non-members. On sale now at the Center or on line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2882818.
This program is sponsored by Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association. The program series is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street, in the heart of the National Park, and is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking. The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information please contact the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894.