Monday, March 27, 2017

Portland Public Library hosts Poetry Spotlight: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Wednesday, April 26th from 12:00-1:00pm

Portland, Maine - This month we will shine the poetry spotlight on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland’s native son and one of America's most recognized and best–loved poets. His words, characters, images, and ideas fill our language and cultural landscape to this day. Born in Portland, Maine, in 1807, he became a national literary figure by the 1850s and a world-famous personality by the time of his death in 1882.

Join us on Wednesday, April 26th from noon to 1:00pm in the Rines Auditorium for a Poetry Spotlight on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Our guide through the life and works of this legendary poet will be Maine Historical Society’s John Babin, the visitor services manager for the Wadsworth/Longfellow House in Portland. John has served as site coordinator and guide at the Wadsworth/Longfellow House, led the “Longfellow’s Childhood and Portland History” walk on the Longfellow Trail, and guided Old Port Walking Tours’ “Portland History” tour. He is the co-author of “Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In Portland: The Fireside Poet of Maine.”

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