“From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.” — Edgar Allan Poe

A Feeling of Impending DOOM

Promotional images for Poe House, the Poe Festival VIP Pre-sales, author photo Mark Dawidziak the 2024 Guest-of-honor at the Saturday 'Visiter' Awards, the National Poe Theatre's Doomsday Event, and Allan vs. Poe, the June speaker series at Carroll Mansion.

Doom and Deadlines at Poe House

 
Poe events are springing up all over Baltimore City as the Season begins in earnest for the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. Along with extended schedule for weekly tours of Poe House and the return of monthly Poe's Death in Baltimore Bus ToursThe Poe Death Exhibit and new Ghastly Galentine Pop-up Shop are now open every weekend at Carroll Mansion. Equal parts elation and fear? That lingering dread is the knowledge our newest offering, a series of monthly speaker events at Carroll Mansion, is doomed before it even begins: Poe Baltimore is honored to host the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre's third annual DOOMSDAY, a 24-hour reading of Poe stories and poems. The event series will continue in June as we welcome the return of POEetic Justice, the organizers of Ravenfest in Ayrshire, Scotland, for ALLAN vs. POE, a Discussion About Fatherhood. All events are held in-person and stream live from Carroll Mansion. It's a lot to take in, we realize. Gird yourselves, the pressure won't let up: deadline approaches for artists and writers to enter the Saturday 'Visiter' Awards! Poe Baltimore is thrilled to announce this year's slate of judges and our esteemed guest-of-honor, Mark Dawidziak, for the awards at this year's International Edgar Allan Poe Festival. VIP Festival pre-sales are ON SALE NOW! <Insert evil laughter emoji here.> You have been warned. Read the latest newsletter here. 
Yours in Poe,

Enrica Jang Director, Poe Baltimore

P.S. Our commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Poe House & Museum in Baltimore continues. Each month we're sharing facts, points of interest, and hidden history of Poe House, from its savior from demolition in 1940, to the future of the museum as we look ahead to transformation and expansion. This month we share the history of Poe House and the Edgar Allan Poe Homes Housing Project.