Saturday, February 2, 1:00 p.m.
Wes McNair: On Becoming a Poet
Host Leila Percy will chat with with Wes McNair about some meaningful friendships and
his path to the position of Maine’s Poet Laureate. Refreshments Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College.
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 p.m.
The Coursen Readings, Part One
Featured poets: Gary Lawless, Maryli Tiemann & Ricardo Zarate, Jr. Refreshments Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library.
Thursday, February 7
200th Anniversary of Charles Dickens’ Birth
Saturday, February 9, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on the hour • Chamberlain House Tour
See the rooms where Longfellow lived from 1830-1832 in the house and museum maintained by the Pejepscot Historical Society. It is generally closed all winter. Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Maine and Potter Streets.
Sunday, February 10, 1:00 p.m.
The Coursen Readings, Part Two
Featured poets: Rob Farnsworth, Judith Robbins & Robert Strong. Refreshments Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library.
Wednesday, February 13, 4:00 p.m.
The Transatlantic Friendship
Longfellow biographer Charles Calhoun traces the Longfellow-Dickens relationship and discusses letters exchanged by the two literary lions. Main Lounge, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College.
Friday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.
Community Readings at The Highlands
This gathering, facilitated by poets Ted and Ruth Bookey, is informal and open to everyone. Please bring a poem to share. Ballroom, Holden Frost House, 24 Elm Street, Topsham.