Maine writers Eva Murray of Matinicus Island and Robert Klose of Orono will read from their work and discuss writing in general on “Writers Forum” Thursday, Nov. 11. “Writers Forum,” hosted by Joan Clemons of Belfast, will air from 10 to 11 a.m. on community radio station WERU, 89.9 FM. The program also may be heard streaming live and via podcast at .

Murray moved from the Rockland area to Matinicus Island in 1987 after being hired to teach at the island’s one-room school. Two years later, after marrying the island electrician, she stayed on to raise their family. Over the years, Murray has become an emergency medical technician, operated a small bakery, begun the community recycling program, been first responder to emergencies both real and imagined and undertaken a number of roles in municipal government and other local organizations. Since 2003, she has been a regular columnist for several publications including Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Working Waterfront, VillageSoup, The Free Press and Down East Online. “Well out to Sea — Year-Round on Matinicus Island,” her first book, is a collection of short essays describing life there from the perspective of someone who has never spent a single day of vacation on the Island.

Klose lives on the banks of the Penobscot River and divides his time between his two adoptive sons from Russia and the Ukraine; teaching biology at University College of Bangor; and writing essays for The Christian Science Monitor. His latest book is “The Three-Legged Woman & Other Excursions in Education.” His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Exquisite Corpse and elsewhere. Klose is a Fulbright Scholar and a four-time winner of the Maine Press Association’s annual award for opinion writing.

“Writers Forum,” focusing on writers who live in Maine or write about Maine, airs the second Thursday of every month. Past programs are archived at Writers who wish to appear on future “Writers Forum” programs should send e-mail to at

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