Author James L. Nelson will tell stories of women pirates on Sunday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Snow date is Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m.

Nelson will discuss the women who made piratical history, including an in-depth look at the lives, deaths and times of two of history’s most famous women pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Nelson, who lives in Harpswell, is the author of more than 25 works of maritime fiction and history. His novel “Glory in the Name” was the winner of the American Library Association/William Young Boyd Award for Best Military Fiction and his nonfiction “George Washington’s Secret Navy” won the Naval Order’s Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval History. In addition to writing full-time, Nelson is currently serving as lead rigger on the replica ship Virginia in Bath.