An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  10/22/2015

Murder. Madness. Creepy ravens tapping on your door. Edgar Allan Poe’s immortal short stories and poems have given readers the chills since he first published “The Raven” in 1845. Spend a chilling, informative afternoon with the strange, sometimes dark and always intriguing master of the macabre and literary bad boy Edgar Allan Poe. Mr. Poe’s reading starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, at the Downtown Bend Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Born to a pair of traveling actors, the real Poe was born in 1809. Orphaned before the age of five, Poe was fostered by wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances in Virginia. Raised to be a businessman, Poe dreamed of becoming a writer and by the age of 13 had compiled enough poems to publish his first book. His career, fraught with debt, bouts of depression and heartbreak, has become legend.

Poe’s presentation at the Library will include dramatic recitations showcasing some of his best loved works along with informative insights into Poe’s life and times. The presentation is for lovers of literature, the theater and people who love a good scare. The award-winning one-man show concludes with an audience interactive portion where people are invited to participate in a question and answer session with Mr. Poe.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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