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Poe’s Birthday Bash

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - January 19 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 205th birthday with twelve hours of performances, music, dance, tours, and birthday cake. Every year Poe’s birthday party gets bigger and better, and this year will be the best. Stay until midnight for a toast to Poe in the Poe Shrine. Authors Jeff Abugel and Trish Foxwell as well as the contributors (Heather Weidner, Fiona Quinn, Teresa Inge, Vivian Lawry, Meredith Cole, and Rosemary Shomaker) to the new anthology Virginia is for Mysteries will be here to sign their books. Here is a tentative schedule:

Noon: Event Begins, Edgar Poe and Frances Osgood mingle with guests
12:00 (Ongoing until 8:00)
Trunk Shows Featuring:
Abigail Larson
The Arts of Erzulie and Nicole, of the Clockworks Collective
Brit Austin of BLA Illustration & Design
12:30 Poetry Reading: Edgar Allan Poe and Frances Osgood read their love poetry to each other
1:00 Tour: Walking Tour of Poe’s Shockoe Bottom
1:30 Dance: “Poe in Motion”
2:00 Live Music by Classical Revolutions
2:30 “The Tell-Tale Heart” with Jamie Ebersole
3:00 Performance of “Hop-Frog”
Tour: Tour of Poe Museum by the Curator
(CASH BAR OPENS)
3:30 Live Music by Swamp Dawgs
5:00 Tour: Poe’s Church Hill by the Curator
5:30 Dance: “Poe in Motion”
6:00 Cake Cutting and Birthday Speech
6:30 “The Tell-Tale Heart” with Jamie Ebersole
7:00 Jeffrey Abugel speaks about Poe’s Petersburg
Tour: Tour of Poe Museum by the Curator
7:30 Live Music by Pine Pony
9:00 Reading: “The Conqueror Worm” by Amber Edens
9:30 Book Talk and Signing of “The Poe Murders” by James Mancia
10:00 Live Music by Ameera Delandro
11:30 Preparation for Midnight Toast
Midnight: Toast to Poe in the Poe Shrine

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Julia Hembree

Julia has been a teacher and a performer, but currently spends her time as a full time mom and part time freelance writer. She thrives on chocolate, Starbucks, and slobbery toddler kisses and even though she wishes she liked exercising you will never see her running. She relocated to Richmond in 2010 and is proud to call it home. You can find her words at Elated Exhaustion, a sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest look at life with a toddler.

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Poe Museum
1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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