The name Edgar Allen Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry (http://www.poemuseum.org).
On October 17, 2013 at 7:00pm, please join us for a meet-up at the Athenaeum (http://www.nvfaa.org/events-upcoming) in Alexandria, Virginia. Actors from the Guillotine Theatre will read stories and poems by the master of macabre, including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven and many others. It should be a fun and exciting meet-up event! Please email DCPP member Anastasia Peace for additional meet-up information.