The Women in Poe's Life and Literature

by  Poe Museum

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The most important people in Edgar Allan Poe’s life were a select group of women who loved, supported, inspired, and challenged him. While we might remember some of them as the inspirations for his most heartfelt poetry, there is much more to these remarkable women than first meets the eye. They were authors, a businessperson, and even a physician. Get to know them in this illustrated talk.

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By Request: $150.00


60 min

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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No maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Poe Museum

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1922, the Poe Museum houses the largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe artifacts, memorabilia, and manuscripts in the world. The Poe Museum celebrates the legacy of Poe, dubbed “the master of the macabre,” and his enduring impact on the cultural landscape of today. The Poe Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.

Emma Clark

Program Details


1. This program begins with an introduction to the life and literature of Edgar Allan Poe
2. This program will highlight the lives of Eliza Poe, Elmira Royster Shelton, Virginia Clemm Poe, Frances Sargent Osgood, and the many women who influenced and inspired Poe.
3. This program will include poetry and short stories written for and/or inspired by these women.


Attendees will leave this program with a better understanding of the lives of the women who influnced Poe and their impact on the literature he created.