“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Allan vs. Poe: A Discussion About Fatherhood and Edgar Allan Poe

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Discussion about Edgar Allan Poe and fathers, presented online and in-person by Poe Baltimore and POETIC Justice in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Edgar Poe was orphaned at the age of two and taken in by John and Francis Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Though at first a seemingly happy foster family, young Edgar would eventually fall out with the brusque and practical John Allan, due to difference in temperament and cultural clash between the sensitive American boy and the Scottish businessman. Their broken relationship would shape Edgar’s tumultuous adulthood, and his life would later end mysteriously and tragically in Baltimore in 1849.

Join Poe Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, and POETIC Justice Productions of Ayrshire, Scotland, for a special virtual summit about history, fatherhood, literature and heritage, June 13, 2024, at 7PM EDT. Attendees local to Baltimore may choose to attend in-person for candle-light visit to the Poe Death Exhibit at the historic Carroll Mansion. Light refreshment and gift shop on-site; program will screen in the second floor drawing room.

Attendees will learn the Scottish lineage of the Allan family, as well as the life and times of immigrants and southern gentlemen in antebellum Richmond, Virginia. We’ll also share the history of Edgar’s biological family, the Poes of Baltimore, followed by discussion about the difference between a loving father and a father who loves you. Live Q&A will follow and attendees are encouraged to participate in discussion.

The live session has limited seats to encourage interactive Q&A with the presenters. Please note: All sessions are conducted via the free Zoom web-conferencing platform. At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available; closed captions provided by Zoom. Presentations are conducted in English.

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Discussion about Edgar Allan Poe and fathers, presented online by Poe Baltimore and POETIC Justice in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Edgar Poe was orphaned at the age of two and taken in by John and Francis Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Though at first a seemingly happy foster family, young Edgar would eventually fall out with the brusque and practical John Allan, due to difference in temperament and cultural clash between the sensitive American boy and the Scottish businessman. Their broken relationship would shape Edgar’s tumultuous adulthood, and his life would later end mysteriously and tragically in Baltimore in 1849.

Join Poe Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, and POETIC Justice Productions of Ayrshire, Scotland, for a special virtual summit about history, fatherhood, literature and heritage, June 13, 2024, at 7PM EDT. Attendees local to Baltimore may choose to attend in-person for candle-light visit to the Poe Death Exhibit at the historic Carroll Mansion. Light refreshment and gift shop on-site; program will screen in the second floor drawing room.

Attendees will learn the Scottish lineage of the Allan family, as well as the life and times of immigrants and southern gentlemen in antebellum Richmond, Virginia. We’ll also share the history of Edgar’s biological family, the Poes of Baltimore, followed by discussion about the difference between a loving father and a father who loves you. Live Q&A will follow and attendees are encouraged to participate in discussion.

The live session has limited seats to encourage interactive Q&A with the presenters. Please note: All sessions are conducted via the free Zoom web-conferencing platform.

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Virtual Only (7:00 PM), In-Person at Carroll Mansion (Doors open 6:30 PM)

Event Details

Discussion about Edgar Allan Poe and fathers, presented online by The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum and POETIC Justice in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Edgar Poe was orphaned at the age of two and taken in by John and Francis Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Though at first a seemingly happy foster family, young Edgar would eventually fall out with the brusque and practical John Allan, due to difference in temperament and cultural clash between the sensitive American boy and the Scottish businessman. Their broken relationship would shape Edgar's tumultuous adulthood, and his life would later end mysteriously and tragically in Baltimore in 1849.

Join The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and POETIC Justice Productions of Ayrshire, Scotland, for a special virtual summit about history, fatherhood, literature and heritage, June 13, 2024, at 7PM EDT. Attendees may participate online or in-person in-person for candle-light visit to the Poe Death Exhibit at the historic Carroll Mansion. Light refreshment and gift shop on-site; program will screen in the second floor drawing room.

Attendees will learn the Scottish lineage of the Allan family, as well as the life and times of immigrants and southern gentlemen in antebellum Richmond, Virginia. We'll also share the history of Edgar's biological family, the Poes of Baltimore, followed by discussion about the difference between a loving father and a father who loves you. Live Q&A will follow and attendees are encouraged to participate in discussion.

The live session has limited seats to encourage interactive Q&A with the presenters. Please note: the online session is via the free Zoom web-conferencing platform. At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available; closed captions provided by Zoom. Presentations are conducted in English.

Venue: Zoom, Westminster Hall & Burying Ground

Directions: (beginning in April): The in-person ticket grants you access to attend the live recording at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, 519 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore MD. Enter at Fayette street. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Metered street parking and garage parking within one block of Westminster Hall. Please note: Westminster Hall follows all COVID-19 public health measures as set out by the City of Baltimore and the Centers for Disease control. Questions about the venue, please call (410) 706-2072, or visit WestminsterHall.org Virtual Attendees: the Witing Room on the Zoom Conferencing Platform will open one hour before the event begins online.

Phone: (410) 706-2072

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