Cape Cod National Seashore to Host "An Afternoon with Authors"

Free program with six noted Cape Cod authors...

From the Cape Cod National Seashore:

Cape Cod’s beauty and history have long inspired the literary arts. In honor of this legacy, Cape Cod National Seashore will convene six notable Cape Cod authors for a free public program on Sunday, October 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.  During the first hour, each author will read a passage and share views on such things as their writing process and inspiration. The second half of the program will be informal, including book signings and conversations with the authors. Authors participating in this literary event are:

  • Robert Finch, author of The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore
  • Don Krohn author of On Cape Cod
  • Martin Sandler, author of The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
  • Kathryn Kleekamp, author of Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty and History Meet
  • Nan Rossiter, author of The Fo’c’sle: Henry Beston’s Outermost House
  • Dan Payne, author of Henry Beston, “Orion of the Dunes”

All of the titles are available for purchase at the Salt Pond Visitor Center Eastern National gift and bookstore. Light refreshments will be provided by Eastern National.


Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham, and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on