POE-tober: A Month of Poe Events

Photo of a raven and the words Poe-tober - a Month of Edgar Allan Poe Programming in Athens

Celebrate the works of Edgar Allan Poe all month during "Poe-tober" in Athens, Georgia. Official activities begin Oct. 4 at the State Botanical Garden and end on All Soul's Day, Nov. 1, at the Georgia Museum of Art. Almost all events are free and will engage readers of all ages. Book prizes and bookmarks will be given out at events.

The Poe-Tober Forest: Improv Theater Games for Youth

Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 pm

At the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Spooky Poe-etry

Thursday, October 6, 3:30 pm

Poetry and Crafts inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

At the Athens-Clarke County Library

Quoth the Raven Mask-Making Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 5:00 pm

At the Lamar Dodd School of Art. *$10 donation for materials

Photo of Edgar Allen Poe from 1849.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Juried Poe-tober Art Awards and Poe Visit

Saturday, October 15, 3:30 pm

At the Athens-Clarke County Library

Poe Book Discussion and Rare Book Display

Wednesday, October 19, 10:30 am

At the Athens-Clarke County Library

"Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe"

Saturday, October 22, 7:00 pm

Performance, Seney-Stovall Chapel

Comics, Medicine and Healing Through Story: Lecture and Talk with Dr. Dana Walrath

Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 pm

At the Lamar Dodd School of Art

Poe-tober Family Gallery and Poetry Event

Thursday, October 27, 5:30 pm

At the Georgia Museum of Art

Return of The Son of Listening in The Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories for Grownups

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm

At the Athens-Clarke County Library

A "Conspiracy of Ravens"

Saturday, October 29, 8:30 pm

At the Wild Rumpus Parade, downtown Athens

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Poetry Reading with Kimiko Hahn

Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 pm

Introductory remarks from the Consul General of Japan.

At the Georgia Museum of Art


  • The University of Georgia College of Education
  • Athens-Clarke County Library
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
  • Rose of Athens Theatre

For more information, visit UGA's Big Read website.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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