Maine memoirist Elizabeth Garber to share story of ‘Sailing at the Edge of Disaster’

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    ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Elizabeth Garber, Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

    Maine author Elizabeth Garber will share the captivating story of how her father sent her and her brother on a sail training school ship to “shape up.” They joined fifty teen misfits in learning to sail and, during their travels, encountered a gale at sea, a near sinking, and an encounter with armed gun boats in Panama. Garber will discuss the thrilling tale, chronicled in her new book, Sailing at the Edge of Disaster; copies of the book will be available for purchase.

    Elizabeth Garber is the author of Sailing at the Edge of Disaster: A Memoir of a Young Woman’s Daring Year (2022), and Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter (2018). She has published three books of poetry: True Affections (2012), Listening Inside the Dance (2005), and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Her essays and excerpts have appeared in Salon, Maine Homes, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and her poems have been included in several journals and anthologies.

    She received an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program and has maintained a private practice as an acupuncturist for nearly forty years in mid-coast Maine, where she raised her family.

    This event will take place in the Community Room and will be livestreamed via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St.

    For more information or for Zoom links, please email by 4 p.m. on June 8.

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 06/08/2023 - 6:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Rockland Public Library and Zoom


    345 Main Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States