DAMARISCOTTA — Lincoln County Historical Association plans to continue its series of talks on Women Writers of Lincoln County with a talk by Gary Lawless.

The talk, Elizabeth Coatsworth at Chimney Farm, is set for 6 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Porter Meeting Hall in Skidompha Library, 184 Main St. in Damariscotta.

Lawless, a poet, publisher, editor, and bookstore owner, will offer his unique insights on the writer. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.

Best known as a writer of children’s books including the Newbery Award-winning story, “The Cat Who Went to Heaven,” Elizabeth Coatsworth was a prolific writer of fiction, poetry, and nature who lived in Nobleboro.

Lawless and his wife Beth Leonard have lived at Coatsworth’s Chimney Farm since 1986. They own Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick, as well as Blackberry Books, a small publishing company which has reprinted two books by Coatsworth (“Fox Footprints” and “The Enchanted”) as well as one by her husband Henry Beston (“Northern Farm”) and a book of poems by their daughter Kate Beston Barnes (“Crossing the Field”).

The public can visit exhibits on Lincoln County’s women writers at the Museum & Old Jail in Wiscasset, the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta. LCHA is presenting these programs as part of its year-long celebration of these women.

An extensive exhibit at the Museum and Old Jail in Wiscasset is supported by Raymond McKinley Rideout Jr. and Marguerite Waterman Rideout Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org.


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