A Spooky Evening Celebration for Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday
In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe lived on Amity Street (now West 3rd Street). Publication of his poem The Raven brought him great acclaim and invitations to the Village’s fashionable literary salons. In honor of Poe’s birthday, we’ll learn about Poe’s life in the Village and enjoy a performance of his writings.
Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead, will discuss Poe’s residence in the City, his rivals, and admirers, and his writing about antebellum New York’s architecture, literature, and current events.
The evening will conclude with John Kevin Jones as the great master of horror performing bone-chilling tales of irrational revenge, obsession, and murder.
This event is fully accessible.
- Thursday, January 30, 2020
- 6:30 pm
New York City Baha’i Center, 53 East 11th Street (Btw Broadway & University)
Co-sponsored by the Merchant’s House Museum and Boroughs of the Dead