Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Longfellow Days in Brunswick

Longfellow Days Celebration, Brunswick, Maine
February 2 through March1, 2008.

A Brunswick community celebration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Longfellow Days: an annual Celebration of Community inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, Maine native, Bowdoin College alumni and professor.

Longfellow & the Network to Freedom takes place over four weeks from February 2 through March1, 2008. The series features lecures by noted historians, silent film with live piano, devotions with dance and music, and five separate poetry events. All relate to the struggle for abolition and focus on Brunswick's thriving African-American community during the 1800's as well as the role of Brunswick figures associated with Bowdoin College, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

With the exception of the silent film, all Longfellow Days events are free of charge. All are handicapped accessible. Longfellow Days is sponsored by Brunswick Downtown Association, Bowdoin College, and the Town of Brusnwick Nathaniel Davis Fund.

You're Invited!

Join us for an eclectic mix of family entertaiment and educational experiences. Enjoy top-flight lectures, poetry-readings, concerts, exhibits and tours. The public is invited - bring the kids! This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a community-wide mix of entertainment, history and cultural enrichment. Most activities are free, some charge. See details of events .

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