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The King of Macabre: The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday January 19, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST


About this Event

Edgar Allan Poe has a firm place in history as the father of American horror, authoring the poems and short stories we are well versed with today like ‘The Raven’ and the ‘Cask of Amontillado’. What many may not know is the drama that surrounded his life; from being orphaned at a young age to moving from city to city trying to firmly place himself in the literary scene to personal loss to his own mysterious death. On his 212th birthday, historian and former Education Coordinator of the Bronx County Historical Society Vivian Davis will explore Poe’s life in New York, where the inspiration for his most famous works took place.


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January 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm