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Longfellow Days – THE COURSEN READINGS, Pt. 3

Date/Time
02/17/19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Downtown Brunswick
Maine Street
Brunswick, Me 04011
United States

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LONGFELLOW DAYS 2019
A LITERARY LEGACY
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was inspired by earlier poets, both international and local, and his influence on those who followed him was enormous. For our fifteenth year of Longfellow Days, we expand our lens to look at some other 19th-century poets from Maine – some well-known, and others perhaps too easily forgotten.

Sunday, February 17, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE
Come in out of the cold. The Library’s fireplace will be glowing as poets Adrian Blevins, Jason Whitney, and meg willing present their work. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library Monday, February 18, 7:00 PM • THE POET OF TILBURY TOWN
Gary Lawless, poet and co-owner of Gulf of Maine books, will guide us in an appreciation of Gardiner’s Edwin Arlington Robinson, of Richard Cory fame. Come help us read Robinson’s always interesting, sometimes downbeat, often life-affirming poems aloud. The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row

Other Longfellow Days Events:

Tuesday, February 19, 2:00 PM • COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THE HIGHLANDS
Ted and Ruth Bookey host this informal poetry-sharing gathering for the community. Bring your own work or favorites by others. Refreshments. Georgetown Parlor, Maine Lodge, The Highlands, 30 Governors Way, Topsham

Wednesday, February 20, 12:15 PM • LONGFELLOW LEADING THE WAY
John Babin of the Maine Historical Society continues his examination of Longfellow’s literary relationships, highlighting some of the poets who were shaped by the writer and his work. (Perhaps you’re one of them!) This event is part of the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program. Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Sunday, February 24, 10:00 AM • LITERARY CHAPEL SERVICE
The focus of this ecumenical service, led by Rev. Sylvia Stocker, is Brunswick poet Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (note exhibit below). Great-nephew James P. Coffin will share poetry and family history. Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his church in 1878. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 24, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART FOUR
Our final installment features poets Alan Clark, Thomas Moore, and Mihku Paul. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 27, 7 PM • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY
He’s a mere 212 today – and always a party animal. Gary Lawless is back to assist with our everyone’s-welcome poetry open mic. Pam Burr Smith is our featured reader. Add your voice! Come read your work, and enjoy some cake. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

 

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