Author Earl Swift will visit campus November 13
11 a.m book talk in the Plemmons Student Union Parkway Ballroom
5 p.m. book signing and reception in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium
"Chesapeake Requiem” author Swift will share his experience writing the story of an American community impacted by global warming. The book takes an intimate look at Tangier, Virginia, a tiny island in the Chesapeake Bay known for softshell crabbing. Fewer than 500 people inhabit the island, and most make their living on the water. To craft "Chesapeake Requiem,” Swift spent two years living on Tangier, working with residents and observing the island’s traditions. His book sounds a warning on the coming fate of countless coastal communities unless action is taken to mitigate and prevent climate change.