Surviving & Thriving Series: Lessons from the Sea

Linda Greenlaw is a lifelong commercial fisherman and America's only female swordfishing captain. She is the author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002) and All Fishermen Are Liars (2004). Additionally, Greenlaw has written two mysteries: Slipknot (2007) and Fisherman's Bend (2008). Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns to The Sea (2010) is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction. Her latest published work is Lifesaving Lessons: Notes From An Accidental Mother (2013); a nonfiction account of Greenlaw's becoming the legal guardian of a troubled teen. Greenlaw is the winner of the U.S. Maritime literature award in 2003 and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, The Martha Stewart Show, and National Public Radio. Greenlaw first came to the public's attention in Sebastian Junger's book The Perfect Storm, where Junger called her "one of the best captains, period, on the entire east coast." She was featured on the hit Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. Swords premiered in August 2009 and ran for three consecutive seasons. In 2011, Greenlaw worked as a consultant for the Kenyan Government and a Dubai based company establishing baseline fisheries resource statistics off the coast of Kenya and Somalia. She operates a custom boat shop, works on a mystery series, and fishes for lobster and halibut. Greenlaw is a member of the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute's advisory board.

Event Overview

Date: March 7, 2018,
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Yehl Ballroom