Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the death of a beautiful woman "the most poetical subject in the world." The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore.
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Poe Baltimore will host the fifth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (Poe Fest International) with IN-PERSON and virtual events, October 8th- 9th, 2022, featuring vendors, performances, tours, and The Black Cat Ball. This year’s events commemorate the 173rd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.*
In 2017 the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries began building the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera detailing the experiences of early modern women from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
A Poetry and Prose open mic hosted by Patti Ross aka little pi each third Thursday of the month starting August. The open mic is for community wordsmiths to share their work and love for language and performance. There will be a sign in sheet at the door 15 minutes before start. Each reader will have five minutes to share their work. The evening lasts from 6pm to 7:30pm. Every other month you can expect a featured reader/performance artist!
Our 9th season opens with this stunning program of songs and spirituals exploring the ways in which we find solace—in nature, in the divine, and in our relationships with those we love. Works by Johannes Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Hall Johnson, Jacqueline Hairston, Lena McLin, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Clara Edwards, Maurice Ravel, Gunnar de Frumerie, Gwyneth Walker, Steven Mark Kohn, Hyo Geun Kim, and Susan La Barr will be performed by Angeli Ferrette, Claire Galloway, Min Jin, Matthew Maisano, Michael Manganiello, Thea Tullman Moore, and Patricia McKewen Amato.
Baltimoreans Coty Poynter and Kathleen Hellen read from their poetry. Includes Literary Trivia Quiz and very brief open mic.
This reading is both online via Zoom (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-out-loud-tickets-446020929607) and In-Person at Montgomery County's Friends of the Library bookstore, Randolph Hills Shopping Center, 4886 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, Maryland, USA. 301-984-3300. Ample Free Parking.
Black Plays with Bethany Mayo
An online workshop
11am-12:30 EST Sundays November 6- December 18, 2022
6 sessions for $125
Join teaching artist Bethany Mayo for this guided play reading experience and survey of Black American playwrights prior to 1955. Sessions are broadcast via Zoom & accessible from anywhere!
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.