including her book
The Legacy of
THORNTON W. BURGESS
For 40 years, Christie Palmer Lowrance has passionately pursued her writing career as a journalist, freelance and travel writer, biographer, instructor, and editor/consultant. Her work covers diverse subjects primarily related to Cape Cod's historical, artistic, literary, and commercial life. She has taught writing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Cape Cod Community College, and the Cape Cod Writers Conference.
Ms. Lowrance is the author of Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, a 320-page biography published in 2013 by Schiffer Publishing. Her book is the first complete biography of the preeminent 20th century naturalist, wildlife advocate, children’s author, and pioneer in environmental education and radio programming.
She holds a B.A. (English) from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and an M.A. (Professional Writing) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her thesis is titled “A Study in Issues: Shipwreck Preservation and Management,” which focuses extensively on the work of Dr. George F. Bass, widely known as "the father of underwater archaeology," and of deep sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, who located the Titanic and other iconic shipwrecks. She interviewed many other nautical and maritime specialists for her research.
At present she is working on a biography on Dr. George F. Bass (1932- 2021).
Read Christie's Blog,
Said & Done: A Writer's Blog
Talks, Classes, and Book Signings
If you are interested in having me come to your group for a talk,
book signing & buying, please contact me
ZOOM, 2-4 | COST $20
Free to military veterans
and MCC’s ConnectorCard to Culture ticket holders.
On behalf of the Sandwich Arts Alliance Literary Group, I am delighted TO INTRODUCE “THE VOICE OF POETS” acclaimed speakers Geraldine Mills of Galway, Ireland and Jacqueline Murray Loring of Albuquerque, NM.
These distinguished poets will share their experiences, insights and philosophy of poetry. The program will include PowerPoint slides, a writing exercise and Q&A.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
““HOW A CHILDREN’S BOOK HELPED PASS THE 1918 MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT”
BREWSTER, MA — The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents]their popular “Lunch ‘n Learn” SERIES Speaker Christie Lowrance is the author of NATURE’S AMBASSADOR: THE LEGACY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS. She will discuss the intriguing story of how a 20th century children’s writer influenced conservation and the environmental values of generations of children.
Thursday, June 25, 2021
“CAPE COD NATURALIST AND CHILDREN’S AUTHOR: THORNTON W. BURGESS”
BREWSTER, MA — The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents their popular series Lunch ‘n Learn. On Thursday, June 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm Christie Lowrance will discuss the unique role in environmental protection and education of Cape native Thornton Burgess, beloved children’s author and naturalist.
In Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, Ms. Lowrance explores the subtle and powerful story of how a 20th century children’s writer influenced conservation and the environmental values of generations of children.
April 14, 2021
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Open to Sandwich Arts Alliance Literary group members. Discussion of the use of romance in books by members Carolyn LeComte, Dr. Bob Reece and Alison McLennan.
“I didn’t know what to expect when Christie Lowrance invited me to join her newly formed Writers Networking group,” says novelist Terri Arthur. “Christie has been an expert moderator for the group. She encourages people to discuss their thoughts and experiences and is always ready to share some new information that guides our thinking in a new direction.”