Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the death of a beautiful woman "the most poetical subject in the world." The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore.
Step into the pages of author Eric Carle's books with Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s limited time exhibit – Very Eric Carle. Explore themes such as hope, hard work, persistence, and friendship as you venture through classic works including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider from beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Locally sponsored by: M&T Bank. Media Sponsor: Maryland Public Television. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
A Poetry and Prose open mic hosted by Patti Ross aka little pi each third Thursday of the month starting August. The open mic is for community wordsmiths to share their work and love for language and performance. There will be a sign in sheet at the door 15 minutes before start. Each reader will have five minutes to share their work. The evening lasts from 6pm to 7:30pm. Every other month you can expect a featured reader/performance artist!
Hop on in with your little froggers for a sweet story time from 1:30P.M. to 2:30P.M. on Tuesday 8/23/22! This month's stories include Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise, Vanilla Bean and I Like You More Than Ice Cream!
After the stories, children can get a $4 kids cup of yogurt. What a sweet story with a happy ending!!
September's Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk features SEVEN art openings, plus pop-ups, tastings, live music, kids clothing swap, family-fun party in the park, and the 4th birthday of "An Evening of Vintage Smut," Highlandtown's randy readings!
In addition, TWO new venues join our Art Walk this month: Boards in a Box AND Nuestas Raices' Casa de la Cultura!
Black Plays with Bethany Mayo
An online workshop
11am-12:30 EST Sundays November 6- December 18, 2022
6 sessions for $125
Join teaching artist Bethany Mayo for this guided play reading experience and survey of Black American playwrights prior to 1955. Sessions are broadcast via Zoom & accessible from anywhere!
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.