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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is being celebrated in October

Several faculty members will participate in discussions of Poe’s life and work. They include:

  • Leon Jackson, an associate professor of English, who will explore connections to Poe's life and the mastery of his craft from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Rutledge Chapel
  • Gretchen Woertendyke, an assistant professor of English, who will lead a discussion for teens and adults from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Richland County Public Library, Main Library
  • David S. Shields, the McClintock Professor of Southern Letters, who will lead a discussion for teens and adults from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Richland County Public Library, Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Parkway
  • Spearen, who will lead a discussion for teens and adults on Poe’s use of imagery as a means to evoke emotion in his poems from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Richland County Public Library, Cooper Branch, 5317 North Trenholm Road
  • Ray McManus, an assistant professor of English at USC Sumter, who will lead a discussion for teens only from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Richland County Public Library, Cooper Branch.

Other events will include screenings of classic films based on stories by Poe; a performance by the Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina; a reading by five poets at Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s Island, the setting for “The Gold Bug," a short story written by Poe; and a discussion on nature in Poe’s work by Marjory Wentworth, poet laureate of South Carolina, at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island.

For more information, contact Spearen at 7-5492 or cmspeare@mailbox.sc.edu.

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Posted: 09/29/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/09/09 @ 1:53 PM | Permalink

    For a complete list of events the Arts Institute has scheduled in Columbia and across the state to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe, click here.

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