WINTHROP — The Bailey Public Library will host forester and writer Laurie Apgar Chandler at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the library at 39 Bowdoin St.

Chandler will read from and discuss her new book “Upwards,” which tells the story of Chandler as the first woman to solo paddle New England’s 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

The memoir was described as a “personal and mesmerizing account of a transformative paddling journey” by the Northwoods Sporting Journal, and it provides a comprehensive look at the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the country’s longest mapped inland paddling trail.

Chandler holds degrees in biology and forestry and worked for many years as a research forester. She is the author of numerous scientific publications. She lives year-round in Maine, sharing her parents’ log cabin in Bremen, and enjoys swimming, canoeing, hiking and snowshoeing.

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

For more information, contact Richard Fortin at the library at 377-8673 or [email protected].

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