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Katherine Pennavaria Discusses Tangier Island

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Katherine Pennavaria talked about her recent trip to Tangier Island. It turned out to be “the strangest place you’ve never heard of,” she told the audience. Kath said she had been attracted to the island by the quaint accent the island people spoke. Tangier Island, dubbed the “soft crab capital” of the nation, is a unique island located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, live here because they like the lifestyle and have no desire to live on the mainland.

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Katherine Pennavaria will talk about her recent trip to Tangier Island. It turned out to be “the strangest place you’ve never heard of,” she told a reviewer. Kath said she had been attracted to the island by the quaint accent the island people spoke. Tangier Island, dubbed the “soft crab capital” of the nation, is a unique island located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, live here because they like the lifestyle and have no desire to live on the mainland.

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Katherine Pennavaria at Tangier Island

Her presentation will be the opening talk in this spring’s Far Away Places series on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public, as well as ‘swipeable’ for WKU students.