Edgar Allan Poe

Two-day International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards will debut in October

Two-day International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards will debut in October

A free, two-day festival this fall will help inaugurate the redevelopment of the Poppleton neighborhood where Edgar Allan Poe once lived.

Poe Baltimore, in partnership with La Cité Development, will host the first International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards on Oct. 6-7, according to a news release sent out today.

The event will be held in Poe Park in Center West, a new housing development in the neighborhood. The apartments were developed by La Cité Development and another New York firm, BRP Development Corp.

The slight brick home on Amity Street where Poe lived for two years nearly met the bulldozer in the 1930s,...

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