Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Poe Event Recap

Last night's Ticknor Society event with Poe scholar Rob Velella was great fun - Rob's a very engaging speaker, and provided a fascinating look into the 19th-century publishing world and Poe's place within that rapidly-changing system. Turnout was excellent, and announcements were made about the upcoming Poe exhibit at the BPL as well as the Boston iteration of the Great Poe Debate, to be held in December (Paul Lewis, who'll be Boston's "man in the ring" for that event, said with the home-court advantage, we're sure to have an edge over Philly and Baltimore).