Virtual Event: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
- January 15 @ 6:00 pm
- January 15 @ 7:00 pm
- Friends of Mount Auburn
** We have reached our Zoom capacity for this event, but we will be live streaming the event on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/mountauburncemetery. This event is FREE. If you encounter anyone attempting to sell tickets do not buy them.**
Edgar Allan Poe rises thanks to modern technology for this special virtual event just in time for his birthday! The author himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) returns from beyond the grave to read several of his works, both well-known and forgotten. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
About Rob Velella:
Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the “Prometheus of American literary scholarship,” he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries, and colleges from Pennsylvania to Maine. He has worked on museum exhibits at the Boston Public Library and at Houghton Library at Harvard University. In his ongoing efforts to bring the writers of yesterday back to the readers of today, he has dramatically brought to life literary figures Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, for which he has been featured on National Public Radio, the Travel Channel, and the LA Review of Books.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.