Maritime authors at Fishermen's Forum

Feb 25, 2013

Rockport — Five New England authors are scheduled to read from their new books at the 2013 Maine Fishermen’s Forum at the Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St. The books being presented offer historical and cultural perspectives on Maine fisheries, stories that will appeal to fishermen and their families, as well as anyone with an interest in the Gulf of Maine.

The readings will begin Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. with a presentation by Mary Cerullo of South Portland, author of “City Fish, Country Fish,” a book for young readers that compares fishes that live in tropical seas with those that swim through cold oceans. At 1 p.m. Friday, Nancy Frazier will read 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.

On Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m., Gordon Holmes of Portland will read 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.” 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, will take place in the Forum’s “Decompression Chamber.”

For more information about the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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