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Author Talk: “Three Sheets to the Wind” with Cynthia Barrett

July 31, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Joe Ritter
(508) 993-8894

Author Talk: Three Sheets to the Wind with Cynthia Barrett

Wednesday, July 31 | 6:00-7:00 PM | FHC (38 Bethel Street) | $5/general admission

Join FHC and special guest Cynthia Barrett on July 31 for a presentation on her book, Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions! If you love the ocean, boating, fishing, or word origins, this is the lecture for you. Cynthia will talk about the nautical roots of our everyday words and phrases, such as “filibuster,” “skyscraper,” and “turning a blind eye.” Cynthia will also discuss her research and how her family’s maritime past inspired the book. General Admission: $5/person; FHC Member Admission: Free

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Cynthia Barrett is an author and editor. She grew up in Bronxville, NY and has strong ties to Long Island. Her father was from Huntington, and her great grandfather George Washington Barrett, and his two brothers were whalers out of Cold Spring Harbor. Cynthia graduated from Smith College and the University of Virginia School of Law. After a brief stint practicing law, Cynthia became a book editor at Doubleday, HarperCollins, and Sterling Publishing. She is an avid sailor and spends as much of the summer as possible on the water with her family in Orient, NY.

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