“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” — Edgar Allan Poe

2020 – 2021 Poe Baltimore & The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum two-year retrospective.

To read a PDF copy of our retrospective, download it here:

2020 and 2021 Poe Baltimore Retrospective

See previous years below.

Poe Baltimore and Poe House 2019 Year-in-Review

2018 year in review

The 2021 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival was a smashing success–and we mean it literally: this year’s crowd estimate of over two thousand people exceeded even pre-pandemic numbers, and this doesn’t include the thousands of viewers who tuned in to our virtual program on Facebook and YouTube Live from all over the Poe world. In a year of continuing uncertainty and trepidation, we were thrilled to see the return of so many. Winners of the 2021 Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards were announced festival weekend and we look forward to sharing more of their work with you in the coming year.

A very big thank you to all attendees, viewers, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and staff for continuing our mission and helping us to commemorate the anniversary of Poe’s death in Baltimore. Poe Fest International will return in 2022!

The revelries haven’t ended. Three nominees for the first Young SVAs have been notified and the winner will be announced together with a streamed encore presentation of the Best of Poe Fest International on Facebook & YoutTube Live October 30.  And our Poe Death Exhibit is going on tour! See the installation at the Laurel Museum Halloween weekend and through next month. Read the latest newsletter about these and other events here. An (un)happy Poe-tober to all!
Yours in Poe,

Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

The 2020 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards is streaming LIVE the weekend of October 3 & 4th, commemorating the 171st anniversary of Poe’s Death in Baltimore. Watch for FREE on Facebook & YouTube Live.

Streaming program for Saturday & Sunday has posted! A coffin-building workshop. A POE-vid mask tutorial. A Tell-Tale Heart Interactive mock trial. Art demos, theatrical performances, secret codes, even a special Sunday Brunch with Edgar Allan Poe’s mother (the woman is dead, but that shouldn’t spoil brunch.) See our list of events right here. More details added as we get closer to DEATH WEEKEND.

Add-on experiences also available, including the Poe in Film & Fashion Virtual Exhibit, NEW this year in addition to Virtual Tours of the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, and the Death Weekend Poe Places Virtual Tour of Poe’s Baltimore.

Click here to read about all of our events–you don’t want to miss out on any(Poe)thing!

July Newsletter

“TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am;
but why will you say that I am mad?”

The Tell-Tale Heart

Traditionally, July is one of the busiest (and hottest!) months at Poe House. We will be closed on Thursday for the July 4th holiday, but we will re-open for regular museum hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. A good thing, too, because we are bursting like fireworks to share with you news about upcoming events! 

Tickets for this year’s International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards are on sale now! Admission to the festival is FREE, but VIP Death Weekend Bus Tours, Poe’s Funeral Re-enactment, as well as our official party, The Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall, are special (and LIMITED) add-ons you won’t want to miss. We are also hosting a special festival program preview with Poe’s Magic Theater at The Lord Baltimore Hotel, “Will You Say That I Am Mad?” to explore a feminine twist on Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Click here to get all the details about what you can expect at Poe House, the festival and beyond!

Yours in Poe,
Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

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See what I did there? Spring is truly well for visitors this month: we recently unveiled a new Poe House history kiosk as part of our permanent exhibit. In April we welcomed a new Maryland author in our Poe House Presents series. Now that dates for Pints for Poe, and the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards have been set, more details about both are rolling out. Finally, The Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards recently revealed the panel of judges who will select winners at the 2019 ceremony. We are pleased to welcome speaker and guest-of-honor, author Louis Bayard, who will present award medals to recipients at this year’s Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall. (Pssst! Artists, writers, filmmakers and other creators still have thru May 30 to enter.)

Read the latest newsletter for all the details!

Yours in Poe,
Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

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Our crowd estimate came in at nearly 2000 people who attended the inaugural International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards and made our event a resounding success! We’ve posted photos at PoeBaltimore.org and even more from the Poe Funeral re-enactment and The Black Cat Ball on Facebook, so be sure to take a peek. Also included are pictures from the sold-out Halloween Encore at The Carroll Mansion!

Even more is planned at Poe House as Fall transitions to Winter. Our end-of-year house exhibits will feature Mourning Words, a haunting collection of images from Poe’s grave at Westminster Burial Ground by featured artist, Crystal Micriotti. While you’re here, view the new and updated exhibit cards throughout the museum and pick up the 2019 Poe House calendar and more gifts from Poe House and Poe Fest Int’l in the gift shop! Click here to learn about all the happenings at Poe House!

 

Yours in Poe,
Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

 

2019 Poe House Calendars are here! Pick them up at Poe House, or shop online.

 

 

Our crowd estimate came in at nearly 2000 people over two days who attended the inaugural International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards and made our event a resounding success! Two days of music, food, vendors, artists and booksellers, with performances and programming that took place in the shadow of The Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore. It was a wonderful event, and we wish to thank all the attendees, sponsors, and volunteers!

Couldn’t be there? Take a scroll through our photo gallery–this is the first batch of official photos from festival weekend! #PoeFestInternational2018 (Photos Kathryn Dulny,  and Poe Baltimore.)

Link to the Fall Newsletter from Poe Baltimore

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This is the most I’ve enjoyed writing a Poe Baltimore newsletter as I am so excited to share news of what we have planned this Fall at Poe House. Official press announcements went out last week for our newest event, The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, happening the weekend of October 6 & 7th, commemorating the 169th anniversary of Poe’s Death. It’s an entirely a pro-POE beginning to the Halloween season!

The festival is FREE. But that’s not all: a special “Death Weekend” bus tour includes a haunting reenactment of Poe’s funeral and tour of Poe’s Baltimore. The Black Cat Ball will be our official festival party aboard “Raven”, a steamship yacht in Inner Harbor! Plus, starting in October, visitors can expect to see new exhibits at Poe House, including a new phone tour of many other important “Poe Places” around the city. Click here to find out more!

Yours in Poe,
Enrica Jang

Director, Poe Baltimore

 

The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is currently closed while the house undergoes some much-needed preservation work. The house will reopen on April 5, 2018. 

Don’t Despair! If you are wondering what to do while the house is closed, you have options. In addition to visiting Poe’s graves, explore our two pop-up exhibitions located at Carroll Mansion and the Inner Harbor’s Visitors Center

The Caroll Mansion Museum at 800 E. Lombard Street is less than one city block from the site where an insensate and ill Edgar Allan Poe was discovered  in the street just four days before his death in 1849. The special Poe pop-up exhibit features photos and objects from The Edgar Allan Poe House, and is included with your $5 museum admission to Carroll Mansion. The museum is open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday, from 11AM to 4PM.

While you’re downtown, stop into the Inner Harbor Visitor Center at 400 Light Street to see a pop-up exhibit featuring details about Poe’s life and writing in Baltimore. The exhibit is FREE, and guests can also pick up a copy of the Poe House calendar (while supplies last!) The center is open to visitors every Tuesday through Sunday.

 Need more Poe exposure? You can also visit the various “Poe Places” located throughout Baltimore City. For more details, click on this link.

 We look forward to welcoming our beloved Poe House visitors in April!