While Richmond pretends to "officially settle" the Great Poe Debate today at their Poe Museum (would have been nice if they had invited the originator of the Great Poe Debate, huh?), I'll be across the street from the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (that's right, it's the National site) listening to Poe scholar Richard Kopley's lecture, "Secret's of the Purloined Letter":
For Poe’s 201st birthday, delve into “The Purloined Letter”, which Poe himself regarded as his best tale of “ratiocination” (detective story). Join the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for a talk by renowned Poe scholar Richard Kopley.
Richard Kopley is Professor of English at Penn State, DuBois. He is the author of The Threads of The Scarlet Letter, editor of Poe’s Pym: Critical Explorations, and, most recently, Poe and the Dupin Mysteries. Kopley is the former president and an honorary member of the Poe Studies Association.
Saturday, January 16th, 2pm
German Society Library
7th and Spring Garden Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19123
For more information call (215) 597-8780
I met Richard Kopley at the Poe Conference in October and interviewed him for my last Poe piece in the Las Vegas Weekly. Great guy and a great Poe scholar.
Next week, looks like I'm heading to Baltimore. More soon.