Midcoast writers Paul Doiron, Vicki Doudera both from Camden; and Dorothy Cannell of Northport will read from their work and discuss writing in general on “Writers Forum” Thursday, Dec. 9. “Writers Forum,” hosted by Joan Clemons of Belfast, will air from 10 to 11:00 a.m. on community radio station WERU, 89.9 FM. The program also may be heard streaming live and podcasting at weru.org.

Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, graduating with a degree in English. He also holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Emerson College. “The Poacher’s Son,” a mystery, is his first novel. Doiron is a Registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream with his wife, poet Kristen Lindquist.

Born in Nottingham, England, Cannell came to the United States in 1963. After marrying Julian Cannell, she lived in Peoria, Ill., from 1965 to 2004. They then moved to Maine where they live with their dog Teddy and a cat named Killer. They have four children, three in central Illinois and one in Maine; among them, there are 10 grandchildren. After taking English 110 at Illinois Central College, Cannell was encouraged to write for publication by the class teacher and, seven years later, sold her first short story. She since has published 16 mystery novels, the latest of which is “She Stoops to Conquer” in April 2009.

Doudera grew up in Massachusetts, but moved to Maine from Boston with her family in the mid-1980s. She is a real estate broker in a busy coastal firm, handling luxury properties. Doudera is president of her local Habitat for Humanity chapter and is a member of the National Association of Realtors. “A House to Die For” is her debut novel. She also has authored two nonfiction books on real estate, and her articles have appeared in Parenting and Reader’s Digest magazines.

“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 weru.org. Writers who wish to appear on future “Writers Forum” programs should contact the station at info@weru.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.