Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
April 24, 2014 - June 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Into that Darkness Peering Poe Museum
1914 E Main St Richmond VA
From April 24 until June 22, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will host a special exhibit of Poe-inspired artwork by ten of the world’s leading painters including Richard Thomas Scott, Melinda Borysevicz, Jeff Markowsky, Brian Busch, Chris Semtner, Charles Philip Brooks, Anelecia Hannah, Christine Sajecki, Jude Harzer, and Adrienne Stein. Each artist in this diverse group of painters has taken up the challenge of interpreting the passage from Poe’s immortal poem, “The Raven,” which reads, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…”
May 22, 2014 - July 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: Painting the Enchanted Garden 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
In honor of this year's historic restoration of the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden, the Poe Museum is inviting area artists to be part of a new exhibit featuring new paintings and drawings made this spring in the garden. Exhibiting Artists include:

Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley
Randall Graham
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
Julia Lesnichy
Chris Ludke
Jean Miller
Mac Paulett
Mary Pedini
Jamie Phillips
Christaphora Robeers
Mike Steele
June 22, 2014 - June 28, 2014
12:00 AM
Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference Richmond VA
Virginia Commonwealth University
This week-long residential writing program for high school students introduces young writers to writing professionals, intensive workshops, and field trips to sites that inspired Edgar Allan Poe. Applications are due April 1, 2014, so don't delay!
June 26, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June UNhappy Hour: "The Conqueror Worm" 1914 East Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Join your friends in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden for a relaxing after-work concert by Lost Dreads. The theme of the evening is "The Conqueror Worm," so prepare for a performance of the poem and other Poe-themed fun. This evening will also feature the opening of the Poe Museum's latest exhibit Poe-3D, our first exhibit devoted to sculptures of Poe and the first public exhibition of Charles Rudy's 1956 plaster model for the Commonwealth of Virginia's first public statue of Poe. You can also check out our permanent exhibits and our other temporary exhibit Painting the Enchanted Garden featuring new paintings of the Poe Museum's garden.

Admission is just $5. Cash bar is available. Overflow parking is available in the Holocaust Museum's lower lot at 21st and Canal Streets. The event will be held rain or shine.
June 26, 2014 - October 19, 2014
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: Poe3-D 1914 East Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
The Poe Museum's latest exhibit features a newly acquired sculpture of Poe and a selection of the Museum's three dimensional representations of the author.
July 13, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3D Storytelling 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Kids 5-11 will listen to Poe's stories and make artwork inspired by them. More information will be coming soon.
July 24, 2014 - September 21, 2014
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: The Living Poe 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
What's Edgar Allan Poe doing today? Discover some of the unusual places Poe turns up in today's popular culture. From tattoos to television, this exhibit surveys Poe's presence in popular culture over the past twelve months.
July 24, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July Unhappy Hour: 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Kick back in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden for live music, refreshments, and fun. More information is coming soon.

Live Music by: John Ellis
http://www.virginiaroadsong.com/
July 27, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Talk and Book Signing by Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni 1914 East Main Street Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Join authors Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni for a talk about Poe's influence on today's writers. Afterwards, there will be time for questions and answers.

About the authors:
Brian Keene
BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.
Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions.
Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books.
Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including two Bram Stoker Awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.
The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

Mary SanGiovanni
Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the novels THE HOLLOWER (nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), FOUND YOU, THE TRIUMVIRATE, THRALL, and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, and THE FADING PLACE, as well as numerous short stories. Her fiction has appeared in periodicals and anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, where she studied under Gary Braunbeck, Tom Monteleone, Mike Arnzen, and others. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association.
August 8, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poe Goes to the Movies "The Tomb of Ligeia" 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
In honor of the Edgar Allan Poe's favorite of his own terror tales, "Ligeia," the Poe Museum will host a screening of Roger Corman's film "The Tomb of Ligeia" (1964) starring Vincent Price. Kick back in the Poe Museum's liegendary Enchanted Garden to watch the movie under the stars. Admission is $5.
August 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August Unhappy Hour: 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Get inspired by a poetic evening in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden. More information is coming soon.

Live Music by: Chris Vasi Trio
http://www.chrisvasi.com/
September 25, 2014 - December 31, 2014
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: The Halloween Gang Presents "The Black Cat" 1914 East Main Street Richmond VA
Poe Museum
The Richmond art collective The Halloween Gang will interpret Poe's terror tale "The Black Cat" through visual art.
September 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
September Unhappy Hour: 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Kick off the Halloween season a little early with the Poe Museum's Unhappy Hour devoted to Poe's horror masterpiece "The Black Cat." Enjoy live music, performance, refreshments, and the opening of the new exhibit "The Halloween Gang Presents 'The Black Cat.'" Admission is just $5.

Live Music by: The Embalmers
www.theembalmers.com
October 15, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virginia Literary Festival presents ‘An Evening with Clay McLeod Chapman’ 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Join author Clay McLeod Chapman for an evening of reading and performance. After the reading, he will be signing copies of his books.

More about the Author:
"Like a demonic angel on a skateboard, like a resurrected Artaud on methadrine, like a tattletale psychiatrist turned rodeo clown, Clay McLeod Chapman races back and forth along the serrated edges of everyday American madness, objectively recording each whimper of anguish, each whisper of skewed desire. This is strong stuff, intense stuff, sometimes disturbing stuff, but I think the many who admire Chuck Palahniuk will admire Chapman as well." —Tom Robbins, author, Still Life with Woodpecker

Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of rest area, a collection of short stories, and miss corpus, a novel. Miss corpus was recognized in part of The New Yorker's "Reading Glasses" series. Currently, he is writing the middlegrade adventure series The Tribe (Disney/Hyperion)—book one, Homeroom Headhunters, is out now and book two, Camp Cannibal, hits the shelves in April 2014. He also writes for his geek-gods Marvel Comics (Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, Spider-Man 2099 and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) and Fangoria Magazine.
Chapman's story the battle of belle isle was featured in Akashic Books’ regional-noir anthology Richmond Noir. He was a contributing author on “The Rolling Darkness Revue,” a roaming reading-series of horror writers created by Glen Hirshberg and Pete Atkins, culminating in the anthology At The Sign of the Snowman’s Skull. He was a contributing author to One Ring Zero's As Smart As We Are album, featuring such writers as Paul Auster and Jonathan Lethem.
Chapman’s story late bloomer was adapted into film by director Craig Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won the audience award for Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkins Award at the 12th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Their most recent collaboration, Henley, a short film based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from his novel miss corpus, was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was awarded Best Short Film at the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and the 2011 Carmel Arts and Film Festival.
Upcoming feature films include The Boy, a full length version of Henley, produced by The Woodshed (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller) and the sci-fried feature White Space.
Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In its ten-plus years of existence, it has performed internationally at the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE Festival, the Women Center Stage Festival and the Impact Theatre Festival. The Pumpkin Pie Show continues to perform in New York City annually with long-time scene-stealer Hanna Cheek.
Chapman has written the book for the musical Hostage Song with music and lyrics by Obie-winning Kyle Jarrow. He also wrote the book for SCKBSTD, a new musical with Grammy-winner Bruce Hornsby. He is the author of such plays as commencement, teaser cow, Julian, bar flies, lee’s miserables, No Exitway, duct-tape to family-time, redbird, jewish mothers, junta high, nested doll, the interstate and on, the cardiac shadow and volume of smoke. Stage versions of his short stories birdfeeder and undertow were selected for publication in The Best American Short Plays: 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 anthologies.
Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University. Visit him at www.claymcleodchapman.com
October 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October Unhappy Hour: "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Nobody does Halloween like the Master of the Macabre, so join Edgar and the gang for an evening in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden for living music, performances, refreshments, games, a costume contest, and the opening of the Museum's new exhibit about Poe's mesmerizing tale "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." It's just $5 to attend the only Halloween party in real with real ghosts!
October 26, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Poe's Pumpkin Patch 1914 E Main St Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Make sure your kids grow up weird by taking them to this day of Poe-themed fun and games.

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