Poe House Presents: Janis Wilson
About this event:
***UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 emergency precautions, all programs have pivoted to virtual events. Please visit http://PoeHousePresents2021.eventbrite.com to sign up for this and other programs.***
The Poe House Presents reading series returns in 2021 with a new slate of Maryland authors from the Maryland Writers’ Association. Join us the second Sunday of each month as we welcome a new author for a reading of selected Poe stories/poems and an excerpt of their written work. Sign up for this and other Poe House Presents sessions at http://PoeHousePresents2021.eventbrite.com.
Janis Wilson will read Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Haunted Palace,” as well as excerpts from her book, Ghoulston Street: The Quest for Jack the Ripper.
Janis Wilson is a retired trial lawyer and a frequent lecturer on fiction writing. A true crime commentator on the Investigation Discovery and Oxygen Channels, Wilson was a co-organizer of RipperCon, an international conference of persons who study the crimes and policing in the Jack the Ripper case. In her first novel, Goulston Street, the author purports to identify the real killer of five women during the Victorian era.
She attended the University of Memphis, graduating with a degree in journalism. She became a newspaper reporter, writing award-winning articles about the failure of local governments to address inner city problems, life in a women’s prison and the challenges of providing quality education. She returned to the University of Memphis and obtained a Master of Arts in Political Science.
Janis is a chapter president of Maryland Writers Association and belongs to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Guppies, The Wodehouse Society, and Sherlockians of Baltimore.
She lives without incident with her husband and two rescue cats.
LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE. At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available. Readings and tours are conducted in English.
Please note: All tours are conducted online via Zoom conferencing; Poe House itself is closed to visitors. More virtual tours of Poe House sans reading are offered weekly. Visit http://VirtualPoeHouseTour2021.eventbrite.com for tour dates and times.