September 7, 8, 9, 2017 | Rockland, Maine

A Note from The Board of Directors of Millay House Rockland

The Board of Directors of Millay House Rockland is celebrating the success of the first Millay Arts and Poetry Festival, but it is also a time for retrospection, reflection and contemplation. We welcome your ideas and constructive criticisms, and we would like to assure you that each and every suggestion will get due consideration. Thank you for your interest and your continuing support."

The Millay Arts and Poetry Festival is a three day series of 35 events and performances, featuring more than 80 performers, authors, presenters, poets, actors, musicians, and visual artists. It is a celebration of the art and legacy of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

We heard you! We have decided to make the Festival available to all on a "pay what you can" basis. Everyone is invited! Please know that although we want to make it possible for everyone to attend, we have significant Festival bills to pay. We need your help. Pay what you can to attend any event, and help us give this exciting festival to the community by contributing generously.

Overview | Schedule of Events | Festival Pass and tickets

Millay House Rockland

Millay House Rockland is a new, nonprofit organization that champions poets, as well as creators and practitioners of all the arts. It celebrates the legacy of Edna St. Vincent Millay and the rich heritage of midcoast Maine. Central to the mission is rejuvenating the literary landmark that is the birthplace of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet. Millay was born in Rockland on February 22, 1892.

The mirror image double-house, built in 1891 on an elm-lined street in a booming seacoast city, will now be a home for literary and educational programs serving all ages. The house will be a place to explore the poet's life, as well as her works, and to imagine for a bit what it was like to be born into a working class family over 100 years ago. The house is being restored and re-purposed, an act of saving place, creating a home for Millay House Rockland. We are pleased to be playing a role in regional heritage conservation.

Millay House Rockland will partner with cultural organizations and universities to offer educational opportunities, writers-in-residence programs, and outreach activities that feature new artistic pieces, as well as existing works. Rockland is now recognized as a mecca for artists and their patrons. We are proud and excited to be a part of this artistic Renascence.

Edna St. Vincent Milay


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