The Pig + Poet restaurant of Whitehall, 52 High St./Route 1, which opens for the season with a Mother’s Day brunch, will host its inaugural Poetry Night Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. in the main dining room. Pig + Poet’s Poetry Night honors the memory of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who was discovered at Whitehall in 1912. Food and travel writer Joe Ricchio will emcee. Joining featured poet Arielle Greenberg of Belfast will be Maine-based writers Meg Willing, Roxanne Dragon, Rufus Nicoll, Nick Schroeder, Adelyn Connolly and Jacob Fricke.

Admission at the door will be $12, a portion of which will go to for the new Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance’s Ilgenfritz Scholarships. Tickets may be reserved at EventBrite. Pig + Poet will offer buck-a-shuck oysters on Poetry Night, and every subsequent Wednesday this season. For more information about the restaurant, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or