AUGUST EVENTS FOR MILLAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT WHITEHALL INN

By Whitehall Inn | Aug 03, 2012
The Whitehall Inn

This summer's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the "discovery" of Pulitzer-Prize-Winning poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay at Camden's historic Whitehall Inn in 1912 continues with very special events in August. All events are free and open to the public.

 

WED. AUG. 8: GUIDED WALK to local Millay sites, all within 5 blocks of the Whitehall Inn. Meet in The Millay Room of the Inn at 3 p.m. Free to the public.

 

WED. AUG. 8: " MY CANDLE BURNS AT BOTH ENDS” Reading and discussion on Millay’s life, loves, and poems during her Maine coast, Greenwich Village, and later years; with poets Carol Bachofner, Gayle Portnow, and Ellen Taylor.

Event starts at 7 p.m. in The Whitehall Inn Dining Room. Free to the public with refreshments.

 

WED. AUG. 15: FILM SHOWING of the 2009 documentary, “Burning Candles: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay", including interviews with Millay’s recent biographers.

Event starts at 7 p.m. in The Whitehall Inn Dining Room. Free to the public with refreshments.

 

WED. AUG 22: A MUSICAL EVENING of Millay settings performed by soprano Nancy Ogle and pianist Laura Artesani, faculty, UMaine School of Performing Arts. The event will take place in the Whitehall Inn's Millay Room using the same piano played by Edna St. Vincent Millay, just prior to her first public recital of "Renascence" to the Inn's guests on August 29, 1912.

Starting at 7 p.m., seating will be limited to a first come basis with additional standing room in the lobby. Sorry, no reservations. Free to the public.

 

WED. AUG 29: POETRY READING GALA to mark the August 29, 1912 "discovery" of Millay at the Whitehall Inn, featuring poets Carol Bachofner, Jason Caniff, Kathleen Ellis, Gary Lawless, Kristen Lindquist, Kendall Merriam, Patricia Ranzoni, Betsy Sholl, Patricia Ranzoni, Martin Steingesser, Ellen Taylor, & Elizabeth Tibbetts.

Event starts at 7 p.m. in The Whitehall Inn Dining Room. Free to the public with refreshments.

 

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