Gatherings, Happenings & Frolics...Oh My!

There is much to do and much to celebrate in 2015...

December 14 6 to 8 PM

Holiday Party at Solas


Seasonal Drink Specials

Palm Reading




September 15 6PM


Cave Canem in DUMBO

A Reading with

Cave Canem Fellows & Millay Alumnae

Rachel Eliza Griffiths


LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Join Us!


2014: Forty years Plus One

2013 was a grand 40th anniversary. Like all minlestone birthdays, it left the year after feeling less than celebrated. And yet, 2014 was altogether delightful.

We had a lovely reading with Katy Lederer & Graham Foust at A Public Space in October.

We celebrated at SOLAS in The East Village with our Alumni and Friends and the good people from PEN American Center.

We enjoyed the view, the art and the conversation with a party at the home of Monica Youn and Whitney Armstrong.

It was glorious. Thank you all!

Open House & Alumni Parties


Every year, The Millay Colony has several parties for our alumni and friends. Some have happened on our upstate campus, some at a brownstone in Prospect Heights, and some at Roulette in Brooklyn. Wherever they take place, these events allow us to get together, chat, gossip, listen to music, drink wine and otherwise enjoy ourselves and one another's company.

In recent years we have welcomed a huge variety of artists to perform or show new work at these parties. These artists include indie rock duo Christy & Emily; poet and former member of the Fugs, Ed Sanders; Walking the Dog Theater Company; Hungry Hollow Trio; Poets Timonty Donnelly, Michael Robbins, Catherine Wagner, Susan Wheller and Andrew Madrid; Mass MoCA; composer/perfomers Caroline Mallonee, Emily Lacy, and Samita Sinha; alumna Laura Silver performing hula hoop dances; & Emily Skllings Dance Co. with 'Ambient Dance.' All of this incredible art is matched by the incredible local food & wine...homemade sausages from Fleisher's Grassfed & Organic Meats, whiskey and moonshine from Dutch's Spirits, home-baked deliciousness from Hawthorne Valley Farms, bedazzling hard cider from Hudson-Chatham Winery and lovingly selected wines from Hudson Wine Merchants.We always promise a good time! More coming soon in 2014...


Millay Nights

The Millay Colony offers readings and performances in New York and in our own lovely environs...

Previous events have taken place at

A downtown NYC apartment with stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge

A gorgeous Brooklyn Brownstone in Prospect Heights

The Bowery Poetry Club

The Hudson Opera House

A Public Space in Brooklyn

Poets House

Spencertown Academy

Spotty Dog Books & Ale

Stuyvesant Train Station