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Poe's Helen Remembers

Sat, January 10, 2009 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Actress/Park Ranger Helen McKenna-Uff will perform her intimate look at Poe as the fiancée to Helen Whitman.  Poe had ardently tried to convince Helen to marry him but their engagement was short-lived, attributed to Poe's drinking problem.  Poetess Whitman was passionate in her defense of Poe and cherished her memories of him for the rest of her life. She wrote poems, a book and corresponded with many biographers, trying to get the Poe story right. For information, call 215-686-5416.

Rare Book Department
Third Floor
215-686-5416

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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