Poe Arts Festival


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This site will contain all the important details about the upcoming Poe Arts Festival:

When: Friday October 27th, 2017 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Main registration: @ 611 Spring Garden in the sponsoring German Society of Pennsylvania 

In conjunction with the Society's Poe Arts Festival, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site will be providing free, first come, first served "haunting" literary tours of the home from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

How Much: $20

Come in Costume to win a prize!!! 



Poe Head 

Poe Head will be selling there awesome Poe Inspired  merchandise 

Poe Movies

Poe Movies all be featuring 2 Poe films, The Cask of Amontillado and The Raven.

Get your POEtry on

The festival will feature a POE focused POEtry contest.

The German Society of Pennsylvania is producing the second annual Poe Arts Festival to be held the evening of Friday, October 27 2017. 

The German Society's historic 1889 headquarters building will provide participants with a variety of arts, performances, talks, tours, and activities that celebrate Poe and his artistic legacy. 

Poe, one of the most important authors this country has ever produced, continues to be influential both here and in Europe. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of the macabre. He was the inventor of detective fiction and one of the nation's first short story writers. 

Edgar Allan Poe NHS, located at 532 North 7th Street, is where he lived with his family in 1843.

Its three floors and basement rooms allow visitors to come in contact with the spaces where he lived and wrote some of his most important works and struggled with poverty, his wife Virginia’s grave illness and his own personal demons. 

Special tours of the house after dark will feature actors reciting some of the artist’s greatest works.  

The German Society, offers a remarkable historic facility for this event with its grand Horner Library, the Barthelmes Auditorium and the basement ratskeller. 

The library will serve as the setting for talks about Poe, his times and the people he influenced. 

Author Paul Lewis will have his published works for sale. Other talks will describe Poe's times, works, and influences.

Theatrical performances will be staged in the auditorium along with a special exhibition of Poe Inspired Art. 

Recitations of new work will be presented in the Society’s Ratskeller. Beer and food will also be served.

611 Spring Garden st. Philadelphia PA
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