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An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Come celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 210th birthday on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level.

This special concert honoring the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe will be hosted by Christopher Scott Leith as Poe. Not only will he introduce the various performances, but he will also read "The Raven." Christopher is an actor and development director of the Shakespeare Company.

Chet Defonso, a Northern Michigan University History Professor, and Becca McAllister, a Northern Michigan University student and social worker, will read some of Poe’s shorter lyrical poems,

Dan Truckey, Director of the Beaumier Heritage U.P. Center and a musician with over thirty years’ experience performing and composing music, Dylan Trost, a local musician and songwriter of The God Eaters and Stan Berry, and Ian Crane, a Northern Michigan University graduate in music and English as well as musician/songwriter, will sing original songs based on Poe’s verse.

Finally, Russell Thorburn, poet laureate emeritus and author of Somewhere We’ll Leave the World (Wayne State University Press 2017) will perform his piano compositions for the Poe recitations.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM
Peter White Public Library
Community Room, lower level
217 N. Front St.
Marquette MI
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Somewhere We'll Leave the World

Poems by Russell Thorburn

Poems suggesting that living on Earth takes a lot of practice.

Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342541
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342534