20190618 THS Profiles of women contributors to maine literature

On Tuesday, June 18th, at Watts Hall, Thomaston, Judith Tydings will discuss the contributions of four gifted women to literature and to Midcoast Maine: centenarian memoirist and volunteer extraordinaire Luthera Dawson of Thomaston, the first Maine poet laureate Kate Barnes of Appleton, Spruce Head bookseller Vivian York, and prolific author Elisabeth Ogilvie of Cushing.

As part of her doctoral thesis on women and aging, Judith Tydings of South Thomaston interviewed notable New England women from 1998 until 2008, living with some of them for a few weeks at a time. Dr. Tydings will bring alive the contributions and life stores of these four local women.

This is the second in the 2019 series of talks presented by the Thomaston Historical Society. Please join us on June 18th in Watts Hall Watts Hall (174 Main St., Thomaston). The building opens at 7 pm. for socializing, light refreshments and a very brief annual membership meeting. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm. There is no charge, but contributions are always welcome.

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