The two hundredth birthday of one of America’s scariest and most macabre writers will be celebrated with a reading and treats on Oct. 26 at the Morgan County Library.


It’ll be spooky and what you hear may make you shiver, but why not?
The two hundredth birthday of one of America’s scariest and most macabre writers will be celebrated with a reading and treats on Oct. 26 at the Morgan County Library. Be prepared for murder, being buried alive, the plague and insanity during this Halloween week party and Poe celebration.
Edgar Allan Poe, who was born Oct. 19, 1809, is probably best known for his poem “The Raven,” and short stories like “The Telltale Heart,” Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and the “Fall of the House of Usher.”
Poe fan Bryan Jones will read selections from Poe’s work and talk about the writer’s life at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 26 in the Morgan County Library’s Community Rom. The library is located in Versailles at the corner of Hwy. 52 and Hunter Ave.
For more information, call the library at 573 378-5319.