The line-up for 2009 Maritime Authors Series, which is co-sponsored by the Fellows, is as follows:
- Jan. 28 - Mary K. Bercaw Edwards her latest book Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville's Early Works deals with the languages that Melville encountered in the South Pacific
- Feb. 25 - Revell Carr whose Seeds of Discontent: The Deep Roots of the American Revolution, 1650-1750 deals with events leading up to the American Revolution
- Mar. 21 - Richard Ellis whose latest book is Tuna: A Love Story
- April 22 - David Macauley whose book Ship (Trumpet Club Special Edition)pieces together clues about a sunken ship and her tragic voyage.