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2018 Joan Marshall Lecture Series: Earl Swift discusses "Chesapeake Requiem"

  • Onancock Baptist Church 1 Crockett Avenue Onancock, VA 23417 USA (map)

The 2018 Joan Marshall Lecture Series will kick off with veteran author and journalist Earl Swift discussing “Chesapeake Requiem,” a timely portrait of the Eastern Shore’s Tangier Island as the very water that has long sustained the 200-year-old Chesapeake Bay crabbing community is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. Barring major intervention by the federal government, this storied place likely will succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change.

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Books will be available for purchase on site, and Swift will sign copies after the presentation.

For more information on the author and his works, visit

This lecture is made possible through a grant from the Jane Batten Donor-Advised Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.