On Oct. 15, the B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, will host a Literary Ellicott City program from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $15 and the event is limited to 10 participants. The program tells stories of authors associated with our town, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and H.L. Menken. The evening is presented by Maryland History Tours, who also offer Haunted Main Street tours and Ghost Walks. Go to mdhistorytours.com.