Five New England authors are scheduled to read from their new books at the 2013 Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The books being presented offer historical and cultural perspectives on Maine fisheries, stories that will appeal to fishermen and their families.
The readings will begin on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. with a presentation by Mary Cerullo of South Portland, Maine, author of City Fish, Country Fish, a book for young readers that compares fishes that live in tropical seas ("the city") with those that swim through cold oceans ("the country").
At 1 p.m. Friday, Nancy Frazier reads from her new book, I Lobster: A Crustacean Odyssey. Frazier explores lobster signs, symbols, metaphors, code words, myth, lore, recipes, and fantasy. Frazier lives in Amherst, Mass. and Waldoboro, Maine.
On Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m., Gordon Holmes of Portland reads from his novel, East of the Hague Line, followed by Eva Murray of Matinicus, author of Well Out to Sea and Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All.
Later that afternoon at 2 p.m., W. Jeffrey Bolster will make an appearance with his new book, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail.
The authors will be available after their scheduled readings to sign copies of their books.
The reading series, sponsored by the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, takes place in the “Decompression Chamber” at the Forum.
For more information about the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, visit mainefishermensforum.org.