National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Tel: 262/564-6132
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Edgar Allan Poe Display at Jerry Smith Produce and Country Store

Visit the special Poe Display created especially for The Big Read 2013, featuring Edgar himself! Dates depend on the pumpkin harvest: mid September through October. Call Jerry Smith's for information: 262-859-2645.

Event Location: 7150 18th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm

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Book Distribution Begins!

Stop by any of the following locations to get a free copy of "Great Tales and Poems" by Edgar Allan Poe. Some locations also have the middle-grade title "The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Start" by Gordon McAlpine. Kenosha Public Library locations (both adult and youth books): Southwest Library 7979 38th Ave; Northside Library 1500 27th Ave; Simmons Library 711 59th Pl; Uptown Library 2419 63rd St; Andrea's, 2401 60th St; Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Rd; Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave; Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd St; Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd; Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace; UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd; Boys & Girls Club (children's edition avail.), 1330 52nd St; Gateway Technical College Library, 3520 30th Ave

Event Location: All Library locations, and other various locations around town, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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Monster 6 Art Show

The ArtWorks Gallery becomes a Chamber of Horrors for its “Monster 6 Show”, featuring graphic renderings by local visual artists of bogeymen, delightfully despicable (and oddly alluring) predators, and haunting specters of the subconscious mind. Step inside (if you dare!). In conjunction with this exhibit, ArtWorks will display original art from the Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards project, featuring work by many local artists. Visit www.artworkskenosha.com for more information.

Event Location: ArtWorks, 5002 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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Scary Story Writing Contest

The theme for our 2013 contest is "Edgar Allan Poe"! Starting October 1st entry forms will be available at all Kenosha Public Library branches and online (www.mykpl.info). There will be three separate contests: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.

Event Location: Any Kenosha Public Library branch, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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Show Your Poe: Edgar Allan Poe-Inspired Kenosha Public Library Staff Art Exhibit

Come see the hidden talents of the Kenosha Public Library staff! Works of art by our own staff members inspired by Edgar Allan Poe will be on display from October 1st through October 30th in the Northside Library lobby display case.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards & Art Auction

In his story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", Poe wrote of Whist, the English trick-taking card game, noting that “men of the highest order of intellect have been known to take an apparently unaccountable delight in it” and that “there is nothing of a similar nature so greatly tasking the faculty of analysis.” During the whole month of October, pick up a limited edition deck of Poe Playing Cards, published by the local company Left of the Lake, and engage in games of Whist or other parlor tourneys. Each card features images rendered by local artists of Poe or inspired by his tales of mystery and imagination. Poe Playing Cards will be on sale at many of The Big Read locations. A silent auction of the deck's original art will take place at ArtWorks and online at www.leftofthelake.com from Oct 1 through Nov 3, 2013. Proceeds benefit Left of the Lake Magazine, a free, local arts-based, quarterly publication. Visit www.leftofthelake.com for more information.

Event Location: ArtWorks, 5002 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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Public Craft Brewing Co. Special Brews and Artwork

Stop by during the whole month of October and sample a Poe-inspired brew, made especially for The Big Read 2013! Don’t miss the display of Poe-themed artwork.

Event Location: 716 58th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Get to Know Poe

Don’t know much about Poe? Not sure where to start? Join Laura Kastelic and Jill Miatech of the Kenosha Public Library for a look at the wide variety of Poe’s writing; learn interesting facts (and puzzling mysteries) about his life; find out all about upcoming Big Read events. For adults.

Event Location: Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Living in the United States in the 19th Century

Dr. Maribel Morales of Carthage College will speak on what was happening in the United States during Edgar Allan Poe's lifetime. This overview of life in the U.S. during the 19th century will be a valuable tool in understanding and appreciating his works. For adults.

Event Location: Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place, Kenosha, WI 53140

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Grotesque and Arabesque: Psychological Horror and the Gothic Settings of “The Fall of the House of Usher” , “Ligeia”, and “ Masque of the Red Death”

Poe’s old-style horror settings of the crumbling mansion of Usher, Ligeia’s secluded old abbey and its sepulchral bridal chamber, and Prince Prospero’s symbolically colored rooms in "Masque of the Red Death", seem especially grim and gothic -- more akin to European themes than the New World Romanticism of the Transcendentalists. Led by Cathy Polovina of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Carthage College Family Fun Night: Scary Storyacting

As part of The Big Read Kenosha, we bring back Family Fun Night favorite Paddy Lynn for some scary storyacting! You don't need any acting experience, just a willingness to have fun. Everyone can be part of the story with Paddy Lynn. This event is great for all ages.

Event Location: Carthage College Hedburg Library, 2001 Alford Park Dr., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Haunted Milwaukee Bus Trip

The City of Milwaukee is overrun with ghost sightings and paranormal occurrences! In keeping with the spookiness of the season and the Kenosha Public Library's Big Read featuring the poetry and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, learn about the paranormal activity at the Pabst Mansion as you tour the home of the world famous beer baron Frederick Pabst. This beautiful mansion is usually quiet except for strange footsteps that docents regularly hear coming from the third floor when no one is up there. Capt. Pabst has even been seen by workmen. Lunch at Mader's. Choose from: stuffed portabella mushroom, pork loin or goulash. We'll walk off lunch on a 90-minutes walking tour of haunted sites. The tour introduces you to the history, the folklore, and the modern paranormal reports of this unique, storied community. Hear tales of haunted history, ghost stories, fortean folklore, and recent reports of paranormal activity. **Registration required by calling 653-4140. Trip #0220638407. $82 ($72 FOM). Lunch is included.

Event Location: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

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Crimson Theatre on Kenosha Channel 14

Dr. Destruction, character actor (star of "Killing Poe") and horror show host will present Edgar Allan Poe films during the month of October on Crimson Theatre, Kenosha Channel 14.

Event Location: Channel 14, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Lemon Street Gallery Poe Exhibit Begins

The 75 artist-members of Lemon Street Gallery will again participate in The Big Read 2013 by creating artwork inspired by the stories, poems and life of Edgar Allan Poe. A traveling exhibition of these works will begin at The Big Read opening event at the Kemper Center on October 5. They will then move to Downtown venues to be part of Kenosha’s monthly Second Saturdays festivities. Then, from October 16 through the end of the month, the artwork will appear at the various locations that are hosting a Big Read activity. Lemon Street Gallery is located at 4601 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha. You will find art in a variety of media, from paintings and photos to sculpture and jewelry.

Event Location: , Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 10:30pm

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Kenosha Public Library Foundation Big Read Reception

Join us for a reception before the big show and enjoy various entertainments and refreshments, see Lemon Street Gallery Poe-inspired pieces, find out more about upcoming Big Read events, then stay for Tell-Tale Poe!

Event Location: The Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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The Big Read 2013 Kickoff Event: Tell-Tale Poe

Through some unknown agency of the universe, Edgar Allan Poe, who died in 1849, will mysteriously appear at the Kemper Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin on October 5th, 2013. His purpose in coming is to explain his complicated reputation; to share the genius of his greatest works and to answer questions from the audience. The performance will feature "The Raven", "Tell-Tale Heart", "Cask of Amontillado", "The Bells", and other poems. He wishes that you may, indeed, attend and forget him “nevermore.” Tell-Tale Poe will be presented by Poe performer Helen McKenna, who has been performing Poe’s works since high school. Poe’s poem “The Raven” struck her as a wonderful monologue. Since that time, Helen earned an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts, a graduate degree in Literature (both from Rutgers) and has worked at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia as an interpretive park ranger

Event Location: Simmons Auditorium at The Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave., Kenosha, WI 5314-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Kenosha Public Library's Fantasy/SciFi Book Club discusses Poe

Join us for a lively discussion of Poe's tales of the strange and unexplained from a fantasy/scifi perspective! Led by Cynthia Bryan of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Poe's Lesser Known Works

Our Big Read edition contains "William Wilson" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget". Participants could read independently other less celebrated short stories or poems and bring these to the table also. We all are well acquainted with Poe’s iconic works, such as "The Raven" and "The Pit and the Pendulum"; this book discussion will feature and explore tales that are less well known. Led by Laura Kastelic of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Andrea's Gift Shop, 2401 60th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Poe - An International Experience

Students from The Kenosha Literacy Council will share their experiences with Poe in their native countries, then everyone will share impressions of Poe's "The Purloined Letter" and "The Raven". Snacks and beverages will be served. This book discussion is cooperatively hosted by the Woman's Club of Kenosha and the Kenosha Literacy Council.

Event Location: Woman's Club of Kenosha, 6028 8th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

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By the Glow of the Dial: Poe on Radio

Edgar Allan Poe's stories of suspense and horror are perfect for radio. Read "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"; then listen to them as they were presented on old-time radio in the 1940s and 50s, and see if you don't think his words are even more chilling when you set the scene yourself in "the theatre of the mind" - your imagination! Led by Linda Marcussen.

Event Location: Kenosha YMCA Callahan Family Branch Conference Room, 7101 53rd St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Teen Live Clue

Play a life-size game of Clue featuring people, places, and things from Poe's stories. For grades 6-12.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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RG Productions presents Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination!

Enjoy an afternoon of tales from the master of macabre--Edgar Allan Poe. A Radio Theatre presentation featuring stories and poems of Poe's most famous works performed by actors from RG Productions. This performance will include live music and sound effects in the Old Time Radio style and will be recorded for later airing on the radio. Enjoy Poe-inspired art from Lemon Street Gallery artists in the lobby, and don't miss the Edible Edgar Bake Sale after the show to benefit the Kenosha Literacy Council! http://www.rgaudioproductions.com

Event Location: Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Edible Edgar Bake Sale for The Kenosha Literacy Council

Stop by the Edible Edgar Bake Sale and see what we’ve cooked up to benefit the Kenosha Literacy Council! Poe-inspired treats will be for sale to help support literacy in Kenosha. The Bake Sale will take place the the Reuther Auditorium lobby immediately following the RG Productions show "Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination"!

Event Location: Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 5:30pm

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Monster Bash

Celebrate the opening of the exhibit "From Hugo to Houdini: The Art of Brian Selznick" at the Steampunk/Neo-Victorian/Post Industrial Monster Bash. The evening will feature special guest artists and presenters, steampunk and mask-making craft activities, refreshments, and a Victorian-style cabinet of curiosities. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free and open to all ages.

Event Location: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Opera Noir: The Tickler Murders

Intrigue, murder mystery, dark humor, and pleasure gone awry will be afoot at the Rhode Center for the Arts as Voices and Verses presents the late night world premiere of The Tickler Murders Opera, by Karel Suchy with libretto by the late Bruce DeYoung. Follow an intrepid gumshoe in hot pursuit of a serial killer who tickles victims to death, as told in eight acts of verse, music and strange goings-on…and enjoy a masked ball, refreshments, art, and much more. Doors open at 8:00pm. Overture: Masked Ball from 9:00-10:00pm. Opera: The Tickler Murders starts at 10:00pm. Nocturne: Masked Ball continues at 11:00pm. **Tickets are required for the performance and may be received for free at any Kenosha Public Library location, starting September 27, while supplies last. No ticket required for the Masked Ball!

Event Location: Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm

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NFL: Packers vs. Ravens!

Edgar Allan Poe lived in Baltimore, and the Ravens take their name from Poe's famous poem, "The Raven". Find your favorite place in town to watch the game, or host your own Poe/Packer Party!

Event Location: , Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm

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University of Wisconsin Parkside Fall Fest

Join us for a week of Poe-related activities at UW-Parkside's annual FallFest! Check http://www.uwp.edu/departments/student.center/university.activities/ for events.

Event Location: 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 – Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm

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Kenosha Public Library's Mystery Lovers Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Poe's detective stories: "The Purloined Letter", "Murders in the Rue Morgue", and "The Mystery of Marie Roget". Led by Kristin Kornkven of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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UW-Parkside Fall Fest Films

5:00pm - "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961). 6:30pm - "The Raven" (1963). Come enjoy free Poe films and free popcorn, courtesy of the UW-Parkside Student Activities Office and the UW-Parkside Library.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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Drawing Poe

Please join Schuyler Mason and Judy Boswell for a fun and exciting night! Examine Poe's poem "The Raven", then express your thoughts through various media: colored pencils, craypas, pastels, charcoal, and artist drawing pads. You may also bring your own supplies if you wish. Feel free to come in costume! *Registration required by calling 564-6130. For Adults.

Event Location: Pleasant Prairie RecPlex (Blue Room), 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Kenosha Literacy Council's International Poe Celebration

Join us in learning about Edgar Allan Poe's global legacy. Did you know that Poe's works have been translated into many of the world's major languages? Hear and see Poe's works in other languages, sample foods from countries where Poe's works have been published and discuss Poe's worldwide literary influence. Nimmermeer!

Event Location: Kenosha Literacy Council, 2419 63rd St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Poe Movie Night for Adults

Join us for a movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s work. See www.firstumckenosha.com for more details, or on Facebook (First United Methodist Kenosha). For adults.

Event Location: First United Methodist Church of Kenosha, 919 60th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Poe Goes to the Movies

A discussion of 20th century film adaptations of Poe's works, especially those by Roger Corman. Led by Don Cress.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Murder Mystery Party: Bullets in the Bathtub!

Join this interactive show where the actors allow the audience members an opportunity to solve the crime. Welcome to the 1920′s where bathtubs were made for one thing only: to make gin! (Ok, maybe two things). Lots of gangsters are showing up at “Cherry’s Speakeasy” to talk about the turf war. Just when we think things are going to settle down, in comes Harry Hyde, (the famous Russian mobster). He sure does know how to make enemies! Deadly ones! The local constable, Doyle Lonnegan, will come and solve the crime, but not before things get pretty wild! You’ll meet crazy characters like Red E. Mix, (the local concrete salesman), Trixie, (the owner of Cherry’s) and many others before we find out who put “da finger” on Harry’s Hyde! Was it Larry, The Rug? Was it Joey, The Lips? Or maybe, J Edna Hoover? When you come to “Bullets in the Bathtub” don’t forget to bring your gangster hat, tommy gun and flapper! Hosted by jestmurdermystery.com. Free! For adults.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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UW-Parkside Fall Fest Films

9:00pm - "The Raven" (1963). 10:30pm - "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961). Come enjoy free Poe films and free popcorn, courtesy of the UW-Parkside Student Activities Office and the UW-Parkside Library.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 9:00pm – 11:30pm

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Buried Alive!

Examine this common theme in Edgar Allan Poe's writings. The discussion will focus on three stories from The Big Read collection: "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat". Participants are welcome to bring examples of premature burial from other Poe stories as well. Led by Ed Godula of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Edgar Allan Poe and Death

Poe's works are haunted by death. Sometimes even his speakers are dead. We'll discuss his short stories and how death affects the tone and suspense of his work. Led by Gary Flynn.

Event Location: Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus, Kenosha Room (A107), 3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Poe Masquerade Ball

Make a Poe-inspired mask and explore the story "The Masque of the Red Death". Come in costume if you like! For grades 6-12.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Poe Open Mic Reading at UW-Parkside

Sponsored by English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, this open mic event invites campus and community members to read their favorite from Poe's work or their own writings in a similar Gothic, horror style. Readers are also invited to share interesting facts about Poe's writings and life during the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Listeners need not register, but if you would like to read, please email your name and the piece you'll be reading to chern012@rangers.uwp.edu by Oct 11th.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Student Center , Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Spooky Specters @ Simmons

Surrounded by ghosts of the past, hear spine-tingling tales at our own “haunted” library! For grades 6-12.

Event Location: Simmons Library , 711 59th Pl., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

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Poe: From Page to Picture

Since the advent of film, Edgar Allan Poe's imaginative writing has inspired countless filmmakers to adapt his work into a visual medium. This program will discuss Poe's influence on the medium of film from the beginning of the 20th century through today, with a particular focus on the animated film format. Presented by filmmaker and Kenosha native Caroline Kastelic.

Event Location: Civil War Museum, Freedom Hall, 5400 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Fact and Fiction: Poe's Strange Tale of Authorly Writing in his "Philosophy of Composition"

Join Dr. Teresa Coronado, Assistant Professor in the English Department at UW-Parkside, to learn more about Poe's literary criticism and poetry. Dr. Coronado specializes in early American literature, and works in the fields of social class, humor, and literature and the environment.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Communication Arts Building Room 123, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Poe Read-In and Book Discussion

Once upon a Monday lunchtime, midterms approaching, it's almost crunchtime- Yearning to read aloud the words that flowed from another writer's store. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, On my shoulder, they were rapping, sending me to the second floor. "'Tis the Poe read-in," they uttered, "happ'ning on the second floor-- October 21 at noon, come and read some tales of yore." Feeling macabre? Enjoy and participate in a reading and discussion of some of Poe's most famous works on October 21 at noon in the UW-Parkside Library's Overlook Lounge. Refreshments will be provided as well as books to choose from--or bring your own! Led by Paige Mano, Melissa Olson and Heather Spencer.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library Overlook Lounge (2nd Floor), 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Can You Keep a Secret? Codemaking and Cryptography

Create your own code and make a hidden message to give to your friends. For grades K-8.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Poe Movie Night for Youth

Join us for a movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s work. See www.firstumckenosha.com for more details, or on Facebook (First United Methodist Kenosha). For grades 6-12.

Event Location: First United Methodist Church of Kenosha, 919 60th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Poe and Religion

Examine Poe’s thoughts on religion by discussing his essay "Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe". Copies available online and at the discussion. Led by Dr. Steven Azuma.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Spooky Silhouette Cards

Create 3 spooky cards with haunting silhouettes to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe and The Big Read. Students need to bring adhesive (2-sided tape/runner and tacky glue), fine point scissors and black ink pad for stamping. Registration required by calling 564-6130. For adults.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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UW-Parkside Art in the Library Opening

You are invited to the UW-Parkside Library to experience a collection of original works inspired by the life and art of Edgar Allan Poe and created by UW-Parkside students, staff and faculty. This is a part of "Art in the UW-Parkside Library", an ongoing exhibition program in the library created to foster the creative efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside community.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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A Poe-Inspired Evening at UW-Parkside Library: Exhibit Reception and Poe-Fest

"Art in the UW-Parkside Library" Opening Reception: As a part of the Big Read, "Art in the UW-Parkside Library" will host an exhibit of original works inspired by the life and art of Edgar Allan Poe. "Art in the UW-Parkside Library" is an ongoing exhibition program in the library that is open to any faculty, staff or student of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Poe-Fest: The Poe-inspired evening continues throughout the 1st floor of the library with Poe-related media, art activities and displays. Craft a spooky mask to hide your identity, then make your way to refreshment table! We'll also be showing films and animated shorts based on Poe's books. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven: Fact and Fiction

The raven is one of the most interesting and smartest of all birds which has always been closely associated with humans. Its biology, life cycle, and ecology will be discussed along with its influence on literature, folklore, religion, and mythology. Presented by Mr. Rick Fare of the Hoy Audubon Society. For adults.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Ladies in the Literature

Are you intrigued by how women are portrayed in Poe’s stories and poems? Join a discussion that focuses on the ladies in his literature and let’s see what can be learned from the likes of Helen, Lenore, Ligeia, and of course, Annabel Lee. Led by Kathy Burns.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe event at Bradford High School

This event features a literacy fair with Poe-themed artwork and writing done by a 9th grade honors english class. The Latinos sin Fronteras student group presented a reading of "The Cask of Amontillado", held a Poe-themed scavenger hunt, and provided Poe-inspired snacks.

Event Location: Bradford High School , 3700 Washington Rd., Kenosha, WI 53144

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Carthage College Family Fun Night: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate The Big Read Kenosha, we'll do a scavenger hunt around the library! Edgar Allan Poe is credited with inventing the detective story. Come be a detective in our library! Find clues to complete a scavenger hunt as a team. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

Event Location: Niemann Theatre, Hedberg Library, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Haunted Simmons

Come to a behind-the-scenes tour and hear Kenosha Public Library staff tell about unexplained occurrences at the Simmons Library. We can’t prove anything...but the stories are interesting! (Note: the tour involves stairs and spiral staircases.) **Registration required by calling 564-6130. For adults.

Event Location: Simmons Library, 711 59th Pl., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Tiny Terrors Open House

Spin on in to the storytime room for some scary crafts and activities! For families with kids ages 3 and up.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

BooFest!

Join the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum for free Halloween-themed activities. At DDM, play a “Guess the Guts” game. Make candy-filled tissue paper pumpkins at CWM. At KPM, make a trick or treat bag and raven mask, learn about bones and owl pellets, go on a scavenger haunt, and find your way through the “Edgar Allan Poe Challenge Course.” Plus, go trick or treating throughout the three museums. Sponsored by the Friends of the Museums.

Event Location: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Monster of All Parties @ ArtWorks

It's the biggest party of the year at ArtWorks, home to the annual Monster show, featuring original work of ghastly creatures by local artists in its gallery, along with refreshments and a giant Monster cake. Your sweet tooth will never be the same. View Poe-inspired art of the Poe Playing Cards project, 54 hand-crafted images that will transport your imagination to deadly doings and chilling encounters and bring you face-to-face with the master of the murder and mystery stories. Visit www.artworkskenosha.com for more information.

Event Location: ArtWorks, 5002 7th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Psychology of Terror

Frances Kavenik leads a discussion of the psychology of terror in Poe's stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado".

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Poetry Workshop

Join Professor Richard Meier, Assistant Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Carthage College, for a poetry writing workshop using Poe's poems and stories as a basis for several activities. Please register by calling 564-6130.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Poetry Workshop

Join Professor Richard Meier, Assistant Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Carthage College, for a poetry writing workshop using Poe's poems and stories as a basis for several activities. Please register by calling 564-6130.

Event Location: Carthage College, Johnson Art Center, Room 207, 2001 Alford Park Dr., Kenosha, WI 53140

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Open Mic Night at tg's Restaurant and Pub

Join a special spooky Poe-esque themed open mic hosted by Mark Paffrath. Come listen to - or better yet - sign up to perform an “after dark” song, poem or short story in keeping with the season, perhaps inspired by the master of the dark and creepy - Edgar Allan Poe. Originals and covers welcome. "And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave." - from "The Pit and the Pendulum" To sign up, call tg's at 658-8080.

Event Location: 4120 7th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Tales From the Dark Side: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Prepare for an evening of terror and mystery as the Wisconsin Actors Ensemble perform some of Poe’s most chilling works, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Haunted Palace", "The Conqueror Worm", and of course, "The Raven". Starring area natives James Iaquinta, Lori Minetti, and Mykel Z. Alekzanderh.

Event Location: Simmons Auditorium at The Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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