Join us for multiple performances of poets and poetry, music, art and theater at various venues around downtown Rockland. The weekend will feature The DaPonte String Quartet, The Edna Project, the world premiere of a new stage play with poetry and music, "Vincent" at The Strand, workshops for poets of all ages, poetry slam, open mics, symposiums, keynote speakers, a juried exhibit of Millay inspired artwork at Harbor Square Gallery.
February 22, 2017, would be Millay’s 125th birthday, so on Saturday, February 25th, Millay scholar Kathleen Ellis, Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Millay House Committee of the Rockland Historical Society are planning to celebrate with birthday cake and poets reading Millay’s poems and their own poems.
The Edna Project, the musical family of Liz Queler, Seth Farber, and Joey Farber, have set Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poems to music. They gave a concert at the Strand Theatre to benefit the Millay House. Following the concert, there was a reception at Harbor Square Gallery.
Author Holly Peppe, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s literary executor, presented a lecture on Millay at the Farnsworth Art Museum and followed the sold-out event with a book signing of Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. A reception afterward at Harbor Square Gallery launched the Millay House fund raising campaign.