Local author Jim Nichols will discuss his recently published book “Hull Creek” Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. The latest presentation in this year’s Friends of the Library series Artists and Authors Among Us will take place in the gym of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

Nichols was born in Brunswick, raised in Freeport and lives in Warren, where he sometimes catches a brown trout or two for breakfast from the little river in his back lawn. He has published work in numerous venues and has been anthologized in “American Fiction,” “Contemporary Maine Fiction” and others. He is a past winner of the Willamette Fiction Prize and has received an Independent Artists Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. His collection “Slow Monkeys and Other Stories” was published in 2003 by Carnegie Mellon Press. “Hull Creek,” a novel of the Maine coast, was published in April by Down East Books.

Nichols works with local airlines that fly people, freight and mail to the islands of Penobscot Bay. His writing reflects the hardships and experiences that he learned about when lobsters were scarce and prices low. This led him to create an imaginary town near Owls Head that is based on the Camden area. His self-reliant characters deal with the tough times from a lobster fisherman’s perspective.

Next up in the summer series will be Patrick Guyer, Aug. 24. These lectures are free to the public but donations to the library are appreciated. The building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call 354-2453.

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