POE FANS! JOIN POE BALTIMORE and EDGAR ALLAN POE: EVERMORE as we gather to toast the 209th Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe in the historic Westminster Graveyard!
PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY TO THE WEATHER! THIS IS AN OUTSIDE EVENT!
BEGINNING AT 6 PM, Poe fans will gather at the cemetery for a free, LIVE toast to Edgar on his 209th birthday! IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribute is read, those in attendance will raise their glasses in an apple cider Toast to Poe provided by Poe Baltimore.
THIS EVENT IS FREE to attendees, with toast cups and non-alcoholic cider to be provided. This event is standing room only! The event will also be streamed via facebook live on the Poe Baltimore and Poe: Evermore Facebook pages.
SPEAKERS will include:
Jeff Jerome, founder of Edgar Allan Poe: Evermore and Poe House curator emeritus.
Enrica Jang, Executive Director of Poe Baltimore and The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. Ms. Enrica will talk about the Poe weekend and other big Poe events coming up in 2018!
James Smolinksi, PRESIDENT of Poe Baltimore, who will read a Toast to Poe written by Jeff Savoye of the Poe Society and Board member of Poe Baltimore.
THOSE IN ATTENDANCE will want to linger among the dead at the conclusion of this event to witness the arrival of the mysterious Poe Toaster who will be making his annual nighttime visit to the Poe Monument at 7 PM.
GATES WILL OPEN AT 5:30 PM. This is not a seated event. On street parking is available beginning at 6 PM. PARKING BOXES MUST BE FED! $2 an hour.The Baltimore Grand Parking Garage located on Paca Street is also available for parking.
POE BALTIMORE was created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents.
JEFF JEROME, curator emeritus, formerly with the Poe House has been celebrating Poe's life since 1976 and welcomes the opportunity to join Poe Baltimore in honoring the memory of a literary giant, Edgar Allan Poe.
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POE'S BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE CONTINUES ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 AT 4 PM with theatrical readings and performances at the Poe Monument. A separate Facebook event page has been created for this event under the title: Poe's 209th Birthday Tribute. If you wish to support the Saturday event please consider a donation to: gofundme.com/birthdaypoe.
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WE WISH to thank the Westminster Preservation Trust for their cooperation in allowing access to the Poe Monument for this public tribute to Poe.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Poe House and Museum please visit poebaltimore.org.
DIRECTIONS to Westminster Hall visit: westminsterhall.org.