A Sense of Place: Rediscovering Mary Ellen Chase

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Date(s) - 6/19/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blue Hill Public Library

University of Southern Maine Professor Emeritus Joseph Conforti will give a lecture on teacher, scholar and author Mary Ellen Chase at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the library and the Blue Hill Historical Society.

Mary Ellen Chase, born in Blue Hill in 1887, created a lasting literary image of Blue Hill, with stories and essays that still resonate today. She wrote more than 30 books, including fiction, biographies and scholarly texts; she also influenced other writers as a professor of literature at Smith College.

The lecture will draw on Dr. Conforti’s forthcoming book, Hidden Places: Maine Writers on Coastal Villages, Mill Communities, and the North Country. Dr. Conforti is well known for his books and studies on New England history. His work examines New England’s regional identity, from the Puritan traditions embodied in Jonathan Edwards to the impact of the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case.

This event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information call the library at 374-5515.

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