Kent Memorial Library – Suffield October 17th – Wednesday 7 pm
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more.” Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing alone. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations.
This great writer is brought to life by Campbell Harmon in dramatic readings, historical biography, and direct audience interaction. “Lou” is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and now works as a web designer at Yale.
The program is best suited for teens and adults. It is free and open to the public. Call the library at 860-668-3896 for more info and to save a seat.