WINTHROP — The Bailey Public Library will host journalist, writer and environmentalist Kathryn Miles at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the King Event Room of the library, 39 Bowdoin St.

The event is part of the ongoing Winthrop Lakes Region Forum and is sponsored by the Winthrop Public Library Foundation.

Miles grew up in the Midwestern U.S. where she worked as a journalist for the Journal Star in Illinois. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Saint Louis University in 1996 and received her PhD in English from the University of Delaware in 2001.

Miles is the author of “All Standing,” which details the true tale of a celebrated “coffin ship” that ran between Ireland and America in the 1840s, and “Adventures with Ari,” a memoir recounting four seasons as a canine naturalist.

Her newest book “Superstorm” is the first complete moment-by-moment account of Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in United States history that affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard.

Miles has also written about subjects that include Puerto Rican street food, eel poachers, homing pigeons, and lifesavers.

She lives with her family in Portland.

For more information, call 377-8673.

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