Monday, October 8, 2012

Events: October 10

The Dark Art of Edgar Allan Poe
Art contest for local teens and middle schoolers. Illustrate "The Raven" or any other work by Poe and bring in to the Library by October 10. Pictures will be on display at the Library through the rest of October. First Prize is a $50 gift certificate for art supplies.
Event Location: Whipple Free Library, New Boston, NH 03070
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 – Thu, Nov 1, 2012

Create a Poe Sculpture
Children 10 and up are invited to join a sculpture project, making small paper mache replicas of icons from Poe's writings such as ravens or gold bugs. When completed, the sculptures will be placed around town in local businesses as part of a family scavenger hunt to take place on Oct. 27th.
Event Location: Wilton Public Library, Wilton, NH 03086
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Exeter Evening Book Group
Book discussion with the Evening Book Group.
Event Location: Exeter Public Library, Exeter, NH 03833
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Crazy Quilt Workshop
Crazy Quilting was a popular activity in Poe's time. Come start a small crazy quilt bag (for a purloined letter? a bit of Amontillado? a raven?) with us. We will explore arranging the patches and ornamental stitchery. Bring some favorite scraps or use ours. Free!
Event Location: Whipple Free Library, New Boston, NH 03070
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cemetery Mapping
David Palance is an expert in locating and mapping old cemeteries and has located the old County Farm Cemetery in Wilton in 2008. According to a Wilton Heritage Commission report the County Farm housed the poor and indigent, the old and the sick, petty criminals, and the insane from 1867 to 1894.He will talk about his cemetery-mapping techniques and how he finds where the bodies lie. It seems a fitting subject for Poe enthusiasts who acknowledge his preoccupation with death in all his writings.
Event Location: Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH 03055
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Poe and Me
The impact of Edgar Allan Poe's work on two New Hampshire writers will be discussed. The Concord Public Library program, "Poe & Me," will feature state poet laureate Walter Butts and fiction / fantasy writer Elaine Isaak talking about the influence of the horror writer/poet on their personal writing. The public is invited to this free program, co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers' Project. Elaine Isaak is the author of The Singer's Crown fantasy series and "Tales of Bladesend" novella series. Her short fiction has recently appeared in Live Free or Undead and Flush Fiction from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. A graduate of the Odyssey Speculative Fiction Workshop, Elaine writes traditional fantasy in a mythic and historic vein, harrowing tales of complex human relationships in the realms of fantasy. Magic may offer the choice of transcendence--or tragedy--and the quest never leaves you untouched. She has written how-to articles for the Writer Magazine, and authored the Lady Blade fantasy writing column at AlienSkin magazine for three years. Her speaking engagements have included local chapters of Romance Writers of America, World Science Fiction and World Fantasy conventions, and the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Walter Butts, New Hampshire Poet Laureate, is the author of Cathedral of Nervous Horses: New and Selected Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2012), Radio Time (Cherry Grove Collections, 2011), named poetry winner at the 2011 New England Book Festival, Sunday Evening at the Stardust CafĂ© (1st World, 2006), chosen as a finalist for the 2005 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry from the University of California/Fresno and selected winner of the 2006 Iowa Source Poetry Book Prize, and other books and chapbooks. The recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and a Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Award, he teaches in the low-residency BFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. He lives in Manchester with his wife, the poet S. Stephanie.
Event Location: Concord Public Library, Concord, NH 03301
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Open Mic POEtry and More
Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word readings. Bring an original or published poem or story to share with friends. Published works may be read so long as the author is mentioned. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:15 PM. All styles of spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling are encouraged. Please remember that the audience will be made up of people of all ages and refrain from excessive profanity or vulgarity. Copies of The Raven and Other Favorite Poems will be available for checkout in case anyone wants to recite Poe poetry.
Event Location: Keene Public Library, Keene, NH 03431
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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