Kate Livie, Chesapeake writer & Public speaker

Kate Livie is a professional Chesapeake educator, writer and historian. An Eastern Shore native, Livie is passionate about the Chesapeake Bay’s culture and landscape. An active commentator on Bay culture and environment, Livie has written about the Bay's history, foodways, travel  and traditions for publications from WoodenBoat to the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

 In addition to her writing career, she currently serves as adjunct faculty at Chestertown's Washington College, where she teaches about the Bay's environment, economy and heritage, and has consulted as a museum professional for the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street initiative.


She is an accomplished public speaker, and has presented at the Maryland Historical Society, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Calvert Marine Museum, and Washington College, among other places.  Livie blogs regularly at beautifulswimmers.tumblr.com, where she documents the Chesapeake's places, people and professions through photos and prose.

Kate lives with her husband in Chestertown, Maryland, and to date she owns thirteen oyster knives.

To arrange a book event or a speaking engagement:

Kate is available for select speaking engagements, subject to her schedule. An honoraria of $200 is respectfully requested for any public speaking or lectures. To inquire about Kate's availability, please contact: quitebrackish@gmail.com.