Meet Edgar Allan Poe! A Live Dramatic Performance by Actor Campbell Harmon on Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. in-person and streamed live on Facebook!

A one hour program with dramatic performances of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven. Campbell Harmon speaks in-character as Poe with the audience about the author’s life, his death, and his profound influence on American literature; dispelling the myths that have surrounded his legacy to show how his works continue to affect us today.

This great writer is brought to life by actor Campbell Harmon in dramatic readings, historical biography, and direct audience interaction.

Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing alone. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations.

Campbell Harmon has performed as Edgar Allan Poe since 2009. He has brought the Master of the Macabre to life for audiences across America. Harmon has worked with libraries, schools, and the National Endowment for the Arts to further historical education and spark a love of reading in young and old alike. Harmon is a displaced Kentuckian and graduate of Yale Divinity School. He lives in Wallingford, Connecticut in a 120 year-old house with a 102lb dog. Find out more about Campbell Harmon at:

This program is sponsored by Teresa Sirico, Realtor, LLC. 

Due to social distancing for this live program, seats are limited, so please call the Library at 203-468-3890 to reserve your seat. This program will also be streamed live on the Library’s Facebook page at: You may also register by sending an email to Cynthia, Thank-you!

Extra parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot on 250 Main Street (across the street from the library), in the KeyBank parking lot next to the library (after 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays) and in the Stop and Shop lot behind the library, accessible from Messina Drive.