At the annual birthday celebration to honor the Chestertown-born Chesapeake writer Gilbert Byron, friends gathered to read and share stories at Pickering Creek Audubon Center, the home of Gilbert Byron’s cottage.
Guest readers included: Jim Dawson of Unicorn Bookshop; Nancy Andrew of Habitat for Humanity; Dave Harper, Associate Professor of English, at Chesapeake College; and Kelley Malone, retired Easton Town Council member, poet, and friend of Gilbert Byron.
The Spy was able to capture Jim Dawson’s tale of taking Gilbert to Walden Pond, the home of his hero, Henry David Thoreau before his passing. It was on this trip that they also visited the Thoreau family home where Thoreau wrote most of his work in the attic. Jim concludes with the poem Byron wrote as a result of their journey.
This video is approximately four minutes in length