The Eastport Gallery will host a virtual literary talk with Catherine J.S. Lee exploring her fiction, haiku and haibun. The talk will be available to view online at: www.eastportgallery.com
A seventh-generation Mainer, Catherine J.S. Lee lives, writes, teaches, and flower gardens near the ocean in Eastport, Maine. She has been putting words on paper ever since she acquired written language at the age of six and does not remember a time when she was not telling herself stories, the legacy of parents who read to her daily when she was very young. Beginning in the 1980s, her short fiction has appeared in a variety of print and online journals in Maine and beyond. Much of her fiction is regional, concerning characters caught between traditional ways of life and the changing face of Maine’s working coast. She is currently putting together a collection of these stories titled Island Secrets: Stories from the Gulf of Maine.
Lee began writing haiku in 2007 and found immediate success, publishing widely, winning numerous awards, and being named an “emerging voice in English-language haiku” in Red Moon Press’s A New Resonance series. She won the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition for her collection, All That Remains, and was invited to edit the annual members’ anthology of the Haiku Society of America in 2015.
For more information about Lee’s virtual reading visit: www.eastportgallery.com.