Maine’s Mid-Century – Katharine Butler Hathaway Panel with Castine Historical Society – August 24

UMA and Castine Historical Society to co-host discussion on The Little Locksmith Author, Katharine Butler Hathaway as part of Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series

August 24, 2021
7:00-8:30 pm via Zoom

This virtual event is part of the Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series and will feature Chris Austin, Hathaway’s great nephew and her biographer, Abby Clouse-Radigan. 

The University of Maine at Augusta in partnership with the Castine Historical Society will host a virtual panel discussion on author Katharine Butler Hathaway and her memoir, The Little Locksmith. This event, part of UMA’s Maine’s Mid-Century Moment series, is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.

The town of Castine inspired Hathaway’s 1943 work The Little Locksmith, a memoir about her disability and transformation once she bought a large historic Maine house into which she welcomed friends, family and lovers. Lisa Botshon, UMA Professor of English, will moderate the discussion, which will include personal memories and slides by Chris Austin, Hathaway’s great nephew, and insights from Dr. Abby Clouse-Radigan, who is writing a biography on the author.

This event is part of the University of Maine at Augusta’s Maine’s Mid-Century Moment, a series of humanities discussions at multiple locations around the state, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities*.

Copies of The Little Locksmith are available for purchase at Compass Rose Books in Castine, however, the event on August 24 will be via Zoom and registration is required.

*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs, resources, and related websites, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.