The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. Find out more here.
Big Read: Ghost Tour at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Saturday October 18, 2014
Fot this event, we went on an excursion to The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage where Poe spent his last days. Sean H. Doyle, D. Foy, and Dolan Morgan read their ghost stories first in the Poe Park Visitor Center, and then we took a tour of Poe’s penultimate resting place.
Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more. His book, This Must Be The Place, is forthcoming from CCM Press in 2015. For more information on Sean and his work visit his website at www.seanhdoyle.com.
D. Foy’s work has appeared in Salon, Bomb, Post Road, Electric Literature, The Literary Review, Frequencies, The Collagist, and The Georgia Review, among others, and has been included in the books Laundromat and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. He is the author of the novel, Made to Break, and lives in Brooklyn. You can find his website at www.dfoyble.com.
Dolan Morgan is the author of That's When the Knives Come Down (A|P, 2014) and an editor at The Atlas Review. His work has appeared in The Believer, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Pank, The Collagist, The Lifted Brow, Armchair/Shotgun and elsewhere.