Festival Pass and ticket information

Passes to the 2017 Millay Arts and Poetry Festival are available for $235 (or pay what you can) through our online box office. Join us for three days as we bring 35 events with 80 performers and presenters to six venues in lovely, downtown Rockland, Maine! The Festival Pass is an “all access” pass—your key to any and all of the 35 events!

Individual event tickets are available for purchase online or in the lobby of The Strand Theatre, priced as follows, or pay what you can and join us!

September 7

The Edna Project
$35 (or pay what you can)

September 8

An evening out with Edna St. Vincent Millay
includes a gala at CMCA and play "Vincent" at The Strand

$100 (or pay what you can)

September 9

Featured Speaker: Richard Blanco
$55 (or pay what you can)

Keynote Address: Nancy Milford and Biographers’ Roundtable
$65 (or pay what you can)

Featured Speaker: Tracy K. Smith
$75 (or pay what you can)

If you are not a Festival Pass Holder, workshops and readings will be pay what you can at the door.

Please, join with us in celebration of Vincent, community, art and artists, poetry and poets.

Please Note:

  • For events at The Strand, all Passholders MUST arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before showtime in order to access the priority queue and to claim your seat. You will be admitted at that time. 
  • All other events and venues have limited seating and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Festival Badges and Programs will be available at the Festival desk located in the lobby of The Strand. You will need a printed or electronic verification of your purchase of a Pass, and those who purchase a Student Pass will need a form of verifying identification as well as proof of purchase.
  • If you are not a Festival Pass Holder, workshops and readings will be pay what you can at the door.

Passholder Registration at The Strand Theatre

Registration for passholders will be available at The Strand Theatre each day. Please arrive with your confirmation email.

Any additional donations to Millay House Rockland are gratefully accepted.

Fundraising Event for Millay House Rockland
featuring The DaPonte String Quartet

a Poetry Concert
Saturday, September, 9 at 4:30pm

Join us for a remarkable opportunity to experience the words of Millay, the music of The DaPonte String Quartet, and Millay inspired visual art in one of the most beautiful galleries in Rockland.

Thomas O’Donovan of Harbor Square Gallery has invited artists to produce Millay inspired works for the festival, and they will be on display during the Poetry Concert. Sarah MacDonnell, who is playing Millay in the new stage piece, “Vincent,” will read Millay poems in antiphonal conversation with music programmed and performed by the Quartet. A marvelous “poetry concert” in a marvelous space. And, just to make sure the event is unforgettable, Melody Wolfertz of of In Good Company is catering a lavish reception immediately following the concert. With food and drink in hand, we will move to the roof top Muir Sculpture Garden for a September sunset. Millay, DaPonte, fabulous art, Harbor Square Gallery, In Good Company, a Maine September sunset. . . What could be better?