Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Enoch Pratt Free Library are partnering to encourage children to read, play and discover through Ticket to Discovery Book Club. Baltimore-area children in fifth grade or younger with a Pratt Library card can receive a special Ticket to Discovery bookmark from their local Pratt Library (supplies are limited). After reading or listening to five books, participants can use the unique code on the bookmark to reserve up to two free admission tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum via the Museum’s online ticketing system.
Whether you love science with your fiction or costumes with your books, we do too! While our central theme is writing, literature, and authors, our dynamic program has something everyone can appreciate. Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as we gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award-winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators.
Step into the pages of author Eric Carle's books with Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s limited time exhibit – Very Eric Carle. Explore themes such as hope, hard work, persistence, and friendship as you venture through classic works including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider from beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Locally sponsored by: M&T Bank. Media Sponsor: Maryland Public Television. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Exploring over 400 years of literature from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections, A Musical Odyssey will trace the historical intersections between music and the written word. Come enjoy an afternoon of free music in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world!
From Goethe’s evil Fairy King and Shakespeare to modern interpretations of Sappho and mysterious manuscripts by Edgar Allan Poe, soprano Teresa Ferrara and pianist Allison Freeman will explore the fascinating ways in which music and text have interacted throughout history.
Online workshops: 5/30, 6/1, 6/6, 6/8 with performance on 6/9. This two-week poetry workshop will focus on the particulars of what it means to live, work, create, love, and grieve in Baltimore. We will use the city as our lens to declare our creative visions, describe our neighbor/hood(s), document that which we love and have lost, and explore new approaches to writing (and reading) poetry. There will be generative creative prompts to get your poetic juices flowing. One-on-one sessions will also be scheduled to discuss current and future projects, opportunities, and sources of support.
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!
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.
Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios. Curate your own tour and visit the 20+ participating creative groups. Register for free tickets to receive event updates and access to special promotions.
***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.