Events to recall Edgar Allan Poe
He was a master of eerie fear, maddening dreams and silent terror, and once again, it is time to remember him at the anniversary of his death.
American writer Edgar Allan Poe died Oct. 7, and The Poe Project has organized a number of local events to recall Poe and his work.
Here are some details about those events so you can join in:
■ Monday, Oct. 2: There will be an “Under the Floor Board Games” game night beginning at 6 p.m. at Board Fox Games, 623 Main St., with board and card games. There is a $5 suggested donation that will go to the Kids Aid Backpack Program. Winners during the evening will be entered into a drawing for a piece of local art.
■ Tuesday, Oct. 3: Listen to A Reading of Classic Horror from 5–6 p.m. at Lithic Bookstore and Gallery, 138 S. Park Square, No. 202, in Fruita. Kim Basham, Ann Hartter, Joe Wilcox and Nathan Herald will read works by Poe. Donations will be accepted for Imagination Library.
■ Tuesday, Oct. 3: The Copper Club in Fruita will tap its Poe Toaster Beer at 6:30 p.m. Only one keg will be made and “the style is experimental and based on an English mild with hints of rye, cognac and rose,” according to a news release from The Poe Project.
■ Thursday, Oct. 5: The Radio Room Players and the Lost Theater Troupe will present “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” beginning at 7 p.m. at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission to this reading of some of Poe’s greatest works is a suggested donation of $7 for adults $5 for students.
■ Friday, Oct. 6: Take part in the Buried Alive Art Show from 6–11 p.m. at Uncanny Gallery, 523 1/2 Main Street, No. 12. There will be readings, wine from Stoney Mesa Winery and “group painting” sessions at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The event is free to attend, but to participate in one of the painting sessions, a ticket will be needed. Tickets cost $25 in advance at the Veterans Art Center, 307 S. 12th St., or $30 at the door. This event is a benefit for the Veterans Art Center.
■ Sunday, Oct. 8: Take a seat at the Classic Horror Film Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.