"Snow-Bound" read by Michael Maglaras
December 12 - 3:00pm
St. Lawrence Arts Center
76 Congress St., Portland
(Special benefit for the St. Lawrence)

Remembered for his legendary 2007 complete performance of Longfellow's "The
Song of Hiawatha," actor, director, and film maker Michael Maglaras returns
to the St. Lawrence to perform John Greenleaf Whittier's masterful poem
"Snow-Bound." Charles Ives' piano masterpiece "A Concord Sonata" is the
musical back-drop for this hour-long reading. 100% of ticket sales will
benefit the St. Lawrence. A reception will follow the performance.

Tickets are $12 if purchased by November 22 and $15 after that date.
Purchase via phone: 207-347-3075
Purchase online:

Note: A complimentary CD recording of "Snow-Bound" will be offered to any
Chebeague Islanders who come to
the show. http://www.two17records.com

More about "Snow-Bound": This poem captures a sense of a special time and
place. It recounts a New England blizzard, from Whittier's childhood, that
isolated the young poet and his family in their Haverhill home for nearly a
week before a team of oxen could free them. As the fury of the blizzard
rages outside, the family and their guests huddle before the great fireplace
knowing they will soon be cut off from the outside world. Inspired in this
intimate setting, they begin, one by one, to open their hearts. Each person
tells a story from his or her life -- revealing a depth of experience and
spirit -- all seen through the eyes of Whittier as a ten-year-old boy, and
remembered by him as a mature man, in this masterpiece of American
literature. Listen to an excerpt of Michael Maglaras reading this poem at
this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/maglaras