October 17, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Saturday: Writing on the Margins | Poe, Dickens, and Incarceration in Philadelphia
Members only. Registration required.
Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe met for the first time in Philadelphia in 1842. Their writings revealed a shared fascination with the grim and the macabre but also an interest in exploring deeper topics like poverty, crime, and the margins of society.
Tour Programs Supervisor Matt Murphy and a representative from the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site will examine the overlap between the works of Poe, Dickens, and incarceration in 19th century Philadelphia.
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event may be held online. If we do gather on site, an online option will still be made available. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited.