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From the Porch – Edgar Allan Poe Reading

October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM

Edgar Allen Poe Re-enactor Campbell Harmonor C


Dark Tales Come to Life with Edgar Allan Poe Readings!

Capture the spirit of the season with our favorite Edgar Allan Poe re-enactor! Actor Campbell Harmon is back to bring the author and poet to life through dramatic readings, historical biography, and direct audience interaction. Come one, come all, to hear landmark poems such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven” performed live.

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.

Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic.


6 pm        Gates open
6:30 pm   Performance begins

Rain Date: October 14


Members  |  $15 per person
Members, be sure to enter your email address into the ticket registration to unlock your member pricing

Non-members  |  $20 per person
Seating is limited and we strongly advise attendees to purchase tickets in advance. Any available tickets sold at the gate will be by credit card only.

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Photograph by Jon Reino Photography

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