I have another bonus MIR Storytime Edition for all of you. Last week Monday, I had the opportunity to read Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat during a new film series I’m co-presenting at Whistle Stop Bar, along with Beth Accomando of Cinema Junkie and Ian Forbes of The Sobering Conclusion called Shot by Shot. This was part of WriteOutLoud’s Shades of Poe Month, and it was a pleasure to participate! I am, of course, a huge admirer of Poe’s work, and The Black Cat is an especially vicious tale to read in front of a group of people.
I also had the chance to talk about the efforts to save Poe’s House in Baltimore. This historical site is endangerment of losing its funding. Please take the time to sign the petition to save Baltimore’s Poe House! They are still over 5,000 signatures short of goal.