Twice a year the University and the local community comes together in honor of the life, times and works of Edgar Allan Poe. We have been able to provide free events based upon Poe in the past which have included book-signings, performances, scholarly lectures, and creative interpretations of Poe’s pieces. During our most recent event in November, we had a student led production perform an interpretation of Poe’s journey writing “The Raven.” The event was followed by a reception, where audience members and participants were able to experience the Poe Room, which houses artifacts and a comprehensive, illustrated time line of his life.
With the ideas and suggestions of community members, we’ve been able to produce interesting events that people passionate about Poe look forward to attending. Any ideas or suggestions that you may have would be great, and I hope that the Draper program can be involved in some way with this year’s event.
Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!