Authors Kathryn Miles and Bill Roorbach will speak about their different approaches to writing about climate change at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on July 8. PHOTO COURTESY OF SWH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Kathryn Miles and Bill Roorbach, who have written books that approach climate change from opposite ends of the literary spectrum, will speak at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. They will talk about their different approaches, their challenges along the way and literary friendships.

Miles is the author of three books, including “Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy.” Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications. She currently serves as writer-in-residence for Green Mountain College and as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council. She lives with her family in Portland.

Roorbach’s newest book is “The Remedy for Love,” a novel about Maine’s “storm of the century.” This book was a finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Fiction Prize. His 2013 novel, “Life Among Giants,” is a Maine Literary Award winner and is in development for a dramatic series with HBO. His nature memoir, “Temple Stream,” also a Maine Literary Award winner, was just reissued by Down East Books in a new paperback edition.

Following their readings, there will be audience discussion and book signings. Call the library at 244-7065.

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