Behind the Scenes: Edgar Allan Poe

October 28, 2021

In 1848, famed American writer and master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe spent time at the Providence Athenæum. Why did he come to Providence, and what did he do during his visits to the library? Join Reference & Special Collections Librarian Stephanie Ovoian for the answers to these questions, along with some other surprising insights and a peek at some Poe-related items from the library’s Special Collections!


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Categories: Athenæum, History, Literature & Poetry, Local Interest