The Man Behind the Masque: Edgar Allan Poe

Presented by Renee Roush

The Raven”, “The Masque of the Red Death”, “The Black Cat”–you know his work, but how well do you know the man, Edgar Allan Poe? Adored for over a century by literature-lovers and fans of the macabre, come delve into the life and legend of this master of beauty and the bizarre. We will unearth Poe’s tragic family history, mercurial personal life, paradoxical literary career, mysterious death, and more. Also, join us later for part 2 of our series: “Anatomy of a Raven: Exploring the Works of Edgar Allan Poe” as we experience some of Poe’s most famous and beloved pieces.