Street Lecture: “Poe, Boston & Public Art”

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, from 12 to 1 pm, in Edgar Allan Poe Square, the S.E. corner of Boylston & Charles Streets | Weather Advisory: Dress warmly.

Here’s a short Boston Neighborhood Network video introduction to the following event to which you are cordially invited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNMMt_Pk8v0

A free, outdoor talk and informal public discussion with Dan Currie, founding president of the Poe Foundation of Boston

“Poe Returning to Boston” by sculptor Stefanie Rocknak (2014)

The local historian and Boston public art advocate explains why— contrary to popular opinion — Edgar Allan Poe did not hate Boston. Currie exposes this mischaracterization — perhaps the mysterious, Boston-born writer’s greatest hoax — in a fresh appreciation of the city and it’s new Poe statue.

Dan Currie is presented by Poe Boston, Joseph Ramsey, Ph.D., a professor of English and American Studies at UMass-Boston, and the students of his UMB class “Humanities & the City.”

For more information: Go to www.facebook.com/poeboston

(Photo credit: New York Times, Oct. 4, 2014)