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Big Read: A.N. Devers Talks Poe at The Morbid Anatomy Museum
Thursday October 2, 2014
A.N. Devers led a lecture on the legendary author at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum.
A. N. Devers' writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Slate, Slice, Tin House, Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, The Rumpus, and in other publications. She has written about Poe for Salon and The New Yorker.com, and her Tin House essay about the houses of Edgar Allan Poe, “On the Outskirts” received Notable Distinction in The Best American Essays 2011. She is the founder and editor of Writers' Houses, an online publication that provides a searchable index of visitable writers' houses around the world.
About The Morbid Anatomy Museum
The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a new 4,200 square foot non-profit institution dedicated to the celebration and exhibition of artifacts, histories and ideas which fall between the cracks of high and low culture, death and beauty, and disciplinary divides.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum is located at 424 Third Ave. on the corner of 7th Street. By subway, take the F, G, or R to the 4th Ave – 9th St stop.
Visit their website here.