Kate MacDonald Butler is the granddaughter of Lucy Maud Montgomery, and manages the literary estate of her famous forebear year-round. MacDonald Butler spends her days negotiating film rights, granting permission for uses of her grandmother’s words, approving theatre productions and then, of course, there are the popular books and the mass of merchandise, everything from mouse pads to maple syrup containers, pencils to potato chips, cross-stitch kits to Christmas ornaments. She also travels to share her grandmother’s works with children and adults all over Canada. She appears in connection with the Reflecting on Anne of Green Gables exhibit at the Library and Archives Canada, in a Step Into Stories event that includes workshops, a tour of the exhibit, and a reading by a living link to one of Canada’s most beloved children’s authors.
Festivals: 2008 (fall)