Poe House Presents: Rafael Alvarez & the Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards
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.
Author Rafael Álvarez will read excerpts from Edgar Allan Poe and from his own works, then discuss Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond. The talk will be followed by live Q&A with the Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards administrator for prospective entrants to learn more about how to enter the 2021 SVAs (deadline May 30!)
Rafael Álvarez will be the presenter and guest-of-honor at the Saturday Visiter Awards in October. He is a native Baltimorean whose hometown has been the primary subject of his work since Jimmy Carter was president. Alvarez learned to write on the City Desk of the Baltimore Sun, wrote for the HBO drama The Wire, has worked as a laborer on merchant ships and published many books. His most recent collection of short stories is Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown.
The Saturday Visiter Awards are an honor, presented by Poe Baltimore, recognizing a new generation of artists and writers inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. The awards are presented at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information visit SaturdayVisiterAwards.org
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.