The Edna Project
The Strand Theatre | Millay House Rockland and Millay Arts & Poetry Festival present The Edna Project at The Strand Theatre. The Edna Project, the trio of Liz Queler, Seth Farber, and Joey Farber, will return to Rockland with their marvelous compositions setting Millay’s poems to music. The second half of the concert will be a performance of Millay’s seminal work, “Renascence,” in Liz’s truly remarkable voice and with a new (to Rockland) arrangement incorporating violin.

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An evening out with Edna St. Vincent Millay
Gala Reception at CMCA & “Vincent,” Premier Performance at The Strand Theatre
Join us for a wonderful evening on the town! The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will be opening their doors to Millay Festival attendees for a gala in the main gallery. A gorgeous spread catered by Trillium caterers, enjoy the open bar and food not even in the same realm as standard festival reception fare. A big, beautiful, posh event in CMCA to honor you, our Festival attendees before we move to The Strand for “Vincent,” by Rockland playwright Alva Hascall, will have its premier during the festival. New York actress Sarah MacDonnell will play Vincent, and the DaPonte String Quartet is collaborating on music and will perform as both musicians and actors. The piece is an imagining of what the last hour of Vincent’s life might have been. What were her thoughts, her reminiscences, her dreams? Who did she see, who did she hear? What was her journey? Her destination?

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Featured Speaker: Richard Blanco
The Strand Theatre | Richard Blanco, 2013 presidential inaugural poet, and a remarkably talented speaker as well as a fabulous poet, will discuss Millay's place in the pantheon of American and world poets, and read from his works. A book signing will follow.

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Keynote Address: Nancy Milford and Biographers’ Roundtable
The Strand Theatre | Nancy Milford, author of a seminal biography of Millay, “Savage Beauty,” will be the first of our distinguished speakers, delivering the festival’s keynote address, followed by a book signing.
For those of us fascinated by Millay’s life, there will be a prestigious gathering of Millay scholars and biographers in a roundtable forum to discuss the life of the poetic enchantress known as Vincent. Carl
Little will moderate and propel the discussion. Participants include:

Nancy Milford, author of “Savage Beauty”
Daniel Mark Epstein, author of “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed”
Jerri Dell, author of “Blood Too Bright - Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay ”
Krystyna Poray Goddu, author of “A Girl Called Vincent”
Holly Peppe, scholar, editor, and literary executor for Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Join us for as this group of distinguished biographers come together to discuss Millay. We think this is a once in a lifetime event for lovers of Millay and her works.

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* Poetry Concert
Harbor Square Gallery | For the visual arts enthusiasts, a poetry concert with Sarah MacDonnell reading Millay poems, and the DaPonte String Quartet providing antiphonal response to Millay’s words. HSG is a beautiful repurposing of an historic building, a truly lovely environment to experience music, art, and poetry. An exhibit of Millay inspired works in multiple mediums will be on display. A reception in the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture will follow the
concert.
* This Poetry Concert requires a separate ticket from the general festival pass as there is extremely limited seating.

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Tracy K. Smith
The Strand Theatre | We are honored to have Tracy K. Smith, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and our newly appointed national poet laureate, to speak of the remarkable and often unimagined power of poetry to express our essence, explain our world, and heal our wounds. She will read from her works and host a book signing.

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3 days, 35 events, 80 performers/presenters, retail value $685.

* The Poetry Concert requires a separate ticket from the general festival pass as there is extremely limited seating

Online tickets sales have closed for this show. You may still be able to purchase tickets at the Box Office.

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Sep 7th, Sep 9th at 8:00pm;Sep 8th at 6:00pm;Sep 9th at 10:00am and 12:30pm and 4:30pm and 10:00pm