The Maine Writers Talk About … series of author talks at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will conclude for the summer with Great Non-Fiction: Three Books that Grab Readers and Inspire Writers with local author and journalist Murray Carpenter Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Carpenter, author of “Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us,” will discuss the essential ingredients in writing a gripping nonfiction and compare narrative strategies through the lens of three books: Brendan Koerner's “The Skies Belong to Us”; John McPhee's “Levels of the Game”; and R.A. Scotti's “Sudden Sea.”

As a freelancer focused on environmental and science stories, Carpenter has reported for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Bangor Daily News. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Wired, National Geographic and Audubon; and his radio stories have aired on National Public Radio and on PRI’s “The World” and “Living on Earth.” He also has worked as a radio reporter for Maine Public Broadcasting Network, as a staff writer for Maine Times and reporter and editor for The Republican Journal. He lives in Belfast, with his wife, and has two daughters in college.

The Maine Writers Talk About … series is made possible by support from Friends of the Belfast Free Library. Books will be available to purchase for signing at the evening program. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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