Reading at Poe House
I’ll be reading at the Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m. as part of the Poe House Presents Author Series. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tiny little house has been closed since March so the event is expected to be virtual. Watch this space. I’ll post further details here when I know more.
I plan to read The Visionary, a story Poe wrote while he was living at 203 Amity Street. I’ll also be reading from my own work…but I don’t know what yet. I may read from the ghost story inspired by my long hours volunteering at the house, or I may read from one of the two books I’ve published—or I just may read from one of my other works in progress.
I took part in the program last December and had a wonderful time. I read Poe’s very first published story, also written at this house, MS. Found in a Bottle to a full house — now remember, the rooms at the Poe House are small. I also read a short story I’ve written an introduction to my Poe ghost novel, which is also now on sale at the Poe House.
Admission to the house is $8 for adults, less for students and military personnel. I suggest you come early for the reading. Once the room is full, the fire marshal won’t let us cram anyone else in.
Baltimore Book Festival
Tentatively set for October 3-4 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Book Festival just might be virtual in 2020, due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
As a member of the Maryland Romance Writers, I’m not only serving on the committee to bring romance writers and readers together, I’ll be appearing on a historical fiction panel. Details are being ironed out now. We look forward to getting together for a weekend of love stories.
International Poe Festival
The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, now in its third year, is set to be held the same weekend as the Baltimore Book Festival. And with things as strange as they are in 2020, planning is up in the air.
It may also be virtual. I’ve been a docent at the tiny house in West Baltimore for about five years or so, but the house has been closed since March, due to the pandemic.
If it happens in person, I’ll be on hand one of the two days. Stay tuned.