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Brunswick celebrates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6:50 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - The town of Brunswick is holding a monthlong series of events in celebration of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The annual Longfellow Days celebration kicks off Saturday and runs through Feb. 27, which marks the 206th anniversary of Longfellow's birth. Longfellow was born in Portland, attended Bowdoin College and went on to become one of America's best-known poets.

During the month, there will be public poetry readings, lectures and discussions, a film screening and a chapel service at the Bowdoin College chapel.

The event is a program of the Brunswick Downtown Association, with support from Bowdoin College, the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the Alfred M. Senter Fund and the Association of Bowdoin Friends.

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