Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit with Hal Lyon (NH Humanities) @ 6:30, Thursday, 9/20/2018 (Registration Requested)

fly-fishing-474090_640Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin’ sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman’s glimpse into the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive ‘Liars’ Club.’ Hal Lyon shares tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire’s big lakes, especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into ‘Smile of the Great Spirit.’

About the presenter:

Hal Lyon is a graduate of West Point, a former Ranger-paratrooper officer, former US Director of Education for the Gifted, and a project officer for the development of Sesame Street. He has served on the faculties of several universities including the Universities of Massachusetts and Munich, where he currently teaches physicians to be more effective teachers. An award winner in film and television festivals, Lyon is also the author of seven books and more than 150 articles. His book, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, won the New England Outdoor Writers Association ‘Best Book of the Year Award.’

Free and open to the public.  To help us plan accordingly, please register and let us know you plan to attend.  Thank you!

This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities and sponsored by Atkinson Recreation.  For more information on New Hampshire Humanities visit