Events

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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 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.
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: "The Black Cat" 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
September 27, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe Poe Museum
1914 East Main Street
On the anniversary of Poe’s final departure from Richmond (just ten days before his death), September 27, 2014 at 7P.M., the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will honor this grim anniversary with unique dramatization of Poe’s works by historic interpreter Anne Louise Williams. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe features dramatic recitations from memory of several writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Selections will include “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Oval Portrait,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “Morella,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” “For Annie,” “A Dream within a Dream,” “Eldorado,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The recitations are framed in the context of the author’s life, interspersed with readings of excerpts from newspapers, letters, and observations of contemporaries. Admission is $5. Poe Museum members will be admitted free.
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.
October 31, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Poe Goes to the Movies: An Evening with Victoria Price Poe Museum
1914 E Main Street Richmond VA
Vincent Price at the Poe Museum weekend kicks off Halloween night from 6-10 P.M. with Poe Goes to the Movies, a costume contest and film screen hosted by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price. Ms. Price and a panel of special guests will help judge the costume contest and Poe Look-Alike Contest. Then Victoria Price will introduce the movie Tales of Terror starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone. It will be a fun, frightening evening with games, tricks, and treats for the whole family. Admission for the evening is $15, and proceeds benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s education programming.
November 1, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Author's Appetite with Victoria Price Poe Museum
1914 E Main St Richmond VA
On November 1 from 6-10 P.M., the Poe Museum will host The Author’s Appetite, featuring the new Poe/Price wines in addition to Vincent Price’s foods prepared from recipes in his own cookbook. Victoria Price will share some her memories of her famous father. The evening will also feature performances of Poe’s works by Anne Williams, a book signing by Victoria Price, curator talks in the new Raven Room. Admission for the evening is $50 and will benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s educational programming.

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