Poe Arts Festival

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Schedule

EVENTS

Entrance and Registration begins here at 5:00 at:

Joseph Leidy Terrace (Northeast Corner 7th and Spring Garden Streets)

 

Dramatic tours of the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is on a first come first serve basis starting at 6:15pm-9pm every 30 mins

(this event is presented in conjunction with the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site)


Submit names for lottery selection for handwriting analysis. 

Joseph Leidy Terrace

5:00pm-10:00pm

Vendors:

Poehead.com 

Eastern State Penitentiary 

The First Ever Edgar Allen Poe Rat Toss Contest

Costume Judges: TBD The Judges will be active through the evening.


Food and Drink:

Raven and other Poe Beers for sale

(adult ticket required to purchase beer)

German sausage, sauerkraut, potato salad

Non-alcoholic beverages

Event Opens at: 5:00PM.

Joseph Horner Library 
(Forth Floor, German Society)

 

The Ratskeller 
(Ground Floor, German Society)

 

   TBD

6:00 

    Paul Lewis: "A Life in Poe and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night" (President, Poe Studies Association and English Professor, Boston College)

6:30 

  Matt Murphy: “Punishment in Poe’s Philadelphia”

 (Director of Tours, Eastern State Penitentiary)

7:00

  Jeff Jerome: “The Myths and Legends of Edgar Allan Poe” (Emeritus Curator , Baltimore Poe House)

 7:30 

    Robert J. Phillips (Handwriting Analyst, Vidocq Society Member)

8:00 

     Library closes

 

TBD Opening remarks

5:30                     

     PoeMovies: The Cask of Amontillado

     PoeMovies Q&A 

6:10

     PoeMovies: The Raven

     PoeMovies Q&A                  

6:45                    

     Presentations by Poetry Contest Winners/Poetry Open Mic

Come POE it out!

7:30   

     PoeMovies: The Cask of Amontillado

     PoeMovies Q&A 

8:10 

     PoeMovies: The Raven

     PoeMovies Q&A         

9:15    

     TBD Closing remarks

Barthelmes Auditorium 
(Second Floor, German Society)

 

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

(Directly across 7th Street from the Leidy Terrace, enter though Visitors Center at 532 N. 7th)

 

Poe-inspired Art Installation – Artists: Beata Szpura, Nancy Doniger, Dave Kopka, Donna Miskend, Anna Rich, Janusz Skowron, Valerie Sokolova, Madeline Sorel, and Judith Wilde


Performances: 

6:30  

  Steampunk Sideshow, including performances by Stilt-walker, Theatrical Belly Dancer Calixta Starr, and Clown Babe MacKenzie Moltov

7:30   

  Iron Age Actors: Scene from George Lippard's Quaker City 

8:30  

      Steampunk Sideshow, including performances by Stilt-walker, Theatrical Belly Dancer Calixta Starr, and Clown Babe MacKenzie Moltov

9:30  

    Iron Age Actors: Scene from George Lippard's Quaker City 

9:45   

     Recitation of Poe’s the Raven performed by Poe himself!


Concluding Ceremony

9:50  

      Costume Contest judged

9:55   

    Group recitation of Dream within a Dream, led by Poe himself!

10:00  

      Closing:  Festival Ends

 

The Poe House will be open from 9am to 9pm

5:00 to 6:00 pm  

     Self guided tours and open house

6:30 to 9pm 

     Dramatic tours of the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is on a first come first serve basis ***timed wrist bands will be distributed starting at 5pm at the Site

9pm

      Poe House Closes

        

Latvian Society

5:30

     Exhibit: the Influence of Poe on Latvian culture

7:00

      Closing

Event Closes at: 10:00PM

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