Browseabout Books to host readings May 10

May 5, 2014

Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach will host a reading 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, highlighting members of the Eastern Shore Writers Association who write about Delmarva. A free event, the public is invited to hear six members of ESWA reading from their books about the many aspects of living on the Eastern Shore.

Jacques Baker has recently published a biography of Gilbert Byron, a famous local author who lived many years in Lewes and St. Michaels. Baker had the privilege of being a student of Byron’s - as an adult, he became close friends with the author. Gilbert Byron - A Life Worth Examining draws from conversations with “the Bard of the Chesapeake,” and from the author’s personal correspondence and other writings.

Bonnie Feldstein, who writes under the name of Anna Gill, will present her two books about watermen and their families working on the Chesapeake Bay, including her latest, The Island Woman.

William L. Gibbons is a published newspaper columnist, political cartoonist, novelist, and short story author. He will be reading from his latest release, The Fourth Marker, about a Native American family guided by the spirits of its ancestors.

Barbara Lockhart is the recipient of two Maryland Arts Council Awards in Fiction and a graduate of the MFA program at Vermont College. She has written two novels, Requiem for a Summer Cottage and Elizabeth’s Field. Elizabeth’s Field is her latest, concerning pre-Civil War life on the Eastern Shore among 'free blacks.'

George Merrill is an award-winning essayist and exhibited photographer, who reads his work twice a month on WSCL, Delmarva Public Radio. His book, The Bay of the Mother of God: A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay, focuses on life around the Chesapeake Bay.

Wilson Wyatt Jr. is a fine art photographer and writer who has exhibited extensively in photography shows and galleries. He is also the executive editor of The Delmarva Review. Chesapeake Views - Catching the Light features colorful photographs of Delmarva.

Authors will sign their books at a reception following the readings. Light food and drink will be served.

The event will be held in the Delmarva Public Radio Reading Room of Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave. For more information, call 302-226-2665 or go to