Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

Posted by Dale Townshend on March 18, 2009 in News tagged with




Virginia, Mexico, Spain, and Moscow are some of the places where multiple events to commemorate the life and works of E.A. Poe will be carried out during 2009, his bicentennial year.

  • Through the following link you will get access to some of the publications and events in different universities in Spain, Lisbon, Mexico and Moscow: http://christopherrollason.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!459178C2F5215F32!1204.entry
  • For specific events in Virginia go to: http://www.poe200th.com/
  • and also: http://www.poe200th.com/events/2009/03/20
  • Likewise, the exhibit entitled "Poe: Face to Face" will be carried out in the Poe Museum. It started on January 19 and it will be open until June 14, 2009: "See Poe as you’ve never seen him before in the rare nineteenth century daguerreotypes and engravings from his time."  For more information: www.poemuseum.org/news_and_events/events.html
  • The Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference: The Bicentennial will beheld in Philadelphia between October 8-11 For more information go to: http://www2.lv.psu.edu/PSA/Conference2009/
  • And finally, did anybody know about The Edgards?  These are the awards given by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film. There are different categories; some of the Grand Master Award Winners have been Agatha Christie (1955), Alfred Hitchcock (1973), Daphne du Maurier (1978), John Le Carré (1984), Stephen King (2007) and Bill Pronzini (2008). This year winners will be presented on April 30 in the 63rd Gala Banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. To know everything about the nominees go to: http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html

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