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{elbow room} presents: The Secret Lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rachel Carson

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

{elbow room} presents: The Secret Lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rachel Carson; a special SWAN Day event honoring Women’s History!
Featuring dramatic Readings of excerpts from the letters and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rachel Carson performed by playwright Carolyn Gage and others, TBA.

Where: Waterfall Arts Fall Out Shelter, 256 High St, Belfast, Maine
When: Saturday March 31, 7:00 pm
What: Performance of original works followed by discussion
Donations accepted. All proceeds benefit Waterfall Arts
*note that the performances include adult content and are not suitable for children or teens

The diaries, poems, letters and other writings of these Maine writers have provided inspiration for Gage, who focuses on two writers’ secret lesbian lives, while drawing focus to important accomplishments of just two from a long list of Maine lesbian writers including Marguerite Yourcenar, May Sarton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ruth Moore and Lura Beam.

This event is part of a new international celebration of women artists called SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day). “Women artists are creating change in their communities and around the world,” said Martha Richards, the co-founder of SWAN Day. “This day of celebration will help people imagine what the world would be like if women’s art and perspectives were fully integrated into all of our lives. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.”SWAN Day is an annual event facilitated by WomenArts ( taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March) and the surrounding weeks. For more information about SWAN Day events happening around the world, please visit

Carolyn Gage, whose work appears in thirty-five anthologies has received numerous awards, including Lambda Literary Award in Drama for best LGBT books in the US (The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays), and Award in Drama from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, to name only a few. Her essays and short stories have been published in The Michigan Quarterly Review, Dignity: A Journal of Sexual Exploitation and Violence, Trivia, Sinister Wisdom, Lesbian Ethics, The Lesbian Review of Books, The Gay and Lesbian Review, and off our backs. She has written the first book of lesbian themed scenes and monologues. Gage was the subject of a national documentary and anti-bullying campaign that premiered at the Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco.

{elbow room} is a co-production with Waterfall Arts. Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served thousands of residents and visitors as Midcoast Maine’s nonprofit community art center, offering innovative classes, youth afterschool programs, exhibitions, artist residencies, events, and more. Studios and meeting/performance space are also available for rent. Local donations, business sponsorships, and grants keep their doors open. FMI


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March 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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