Online Talk: Can She Bait a Line? by Katrina Porteous (Feb 10 @ 5 PM)

February 10, 2022 • 5pm • Virtual (Zoom)

The unsung heroes of Northeast England’s fishing communities – an illustrated talk by Katrina Porteous, a historian and poet who has documented the lives of fishermen and women on the Northumberland coast. This program will be presented via ZOOM and is part of a new occasional series called Mid-Day Mug Up. Link:

Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, studied History at Cambridge, and has lived on the Northumberland coast for over 30 years, recording the lives of fishermen and women. Her oral history publications include The Bonny Fisher Lad, and her academic papers include Bednelfysch and Iseland Fish, co-authored with Dr Adrian Osler (Mariner’s Mirror, 96: 1, 2010). Her poetry, published by Bloodaxe Books in collections such as The Lost Music and Two Countries, won a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2021. Katrina is a frequent speaker on BBC national radio.


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