Gore Place Hosting Virtual Visit with Edgar Allan Poe

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Literary historian Rob Velella will portray Edgar Allan Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe rises for this special virtual event just in time for his birthday! The author was born in Boston in 1809, the same year that Christopher Gore was serving as governor of Massachusetts. Poe himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) returns from beyond the grave to read several of his works, both well-known and forgotten.

Hear favorites such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” exclusively on this presentation!

Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the “Prometheus of American literary scholarship,” he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries and colleges.

Date and Time:
Sunday, January 17 at 3 pm ET online via Zoom

$20 per household.
Advance tickets are required.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Register here.

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