Chestertown, MD, April 9, 2005 — Local author Nancy Taylor Robson will read from her work in the Rose O'Neill Literary House on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. Students and members of the Washington College community are invited to attend.
Robson's debut novel, Course of the Waterman, received national attention for its powerful account of the challenges facing Maryland's Chesapeake Bay watermen.
Robson grew up sailing and building boats with her father on Chesapeake Bay. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she worked as a cook on the coastal tugboat on which her husband, Gary Robson, was Captain. She is a contributing writer for Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and her essays and articles have appeared in Yachting, House Beautiful, theWashington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, Sailing, Coastal Living, and Southern Living.