The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
From October through mid-December 2013, Rutgers-Camden Center for the arts will celebrate The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with a full calendar of events, including a lecture series, performances, exhibitions, storytelling workshops, and more!
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Camden is one of 77 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2013 through June 2014, and the only site in New Jersey for this year.
A free copy of the Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe will be given to each attendee of any Big Read event!
Concurrent Exhibitions in the Stedman Gallery:
Poe in Popular Culture:Selections from The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe
Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape
November 11 – December 20, 2013 (Closed November 28 – December 1, 2013)
Performances in the Gordon Theater & Black Box:
Poe Out Loud! – Recitation Celebration in the Gordon Theater
Tuesday, November 19 at 6pm
Hear recitations of famous Poe works by local Camden favorites including Rutgers-Camden faculty and alumni! Call 856-225-6202 for more information or to reserve seats.
Shades of Poe
Thursday, November 21 at 5:00pm-7:00pm; Performance start time: 5:30pm
This performance uses the works of Edgar Allan Poe to tell the story of 6 spirits whose tragedies in life keep them from moving on in death. Experience complete renditions of Poe’s spookiest works including The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart & The Black Cat hosted by the master himself!
*Camden’s 3rd Thursday event Call 856-225-6202 for more information or to reserve seats.
Speaker Series in the Stedman Gallery:
Poe and The Detectives
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:15pm
presented by Tyler Hoffman, Ph.D Professor of English, Chair, English Department RU-C; Co-Director, Walt Whitman Program in American Studies. Hoffman will discuss Poe as the father of the detective fiction tradition and the significance of his residence in Philadelphia in the development of that popular literature.
Curators’ Gallery Walk and Talk of the Exhibition Dark Eye Glances
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:15pm
presented by Bruce Garrity, Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, and Noreen Scott Garrity, Associate Director/Education, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Poe and the Philadelphia Gothic Tradition
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 12:15pm
presented by Ellen Malenas Ledoux, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department & Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program Rutgers University, Camden
For more information on The Big Read or to have your own Edgar Allan Poe book group, call Noreen Scott Garrity at 856-225-6306. For a full listing of programs, please go to rcca.camden.rutgers.edu
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.