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Rondo Awards 2014

POE’S BIRTHDAY: BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, RICHMOND

Poe Forevermore Radio Theater as been nominated for a Rondo Award in the "Best MultiMedia Horror" category. Please vote today and vote for Poe Forevemore Radio Theater!

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The Rondo Awards are a fan-driven annual awards contest, now in its 12 th year, honoring fan picks of the best in classic horror.

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Poe House in Boston 1930s
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POE 2014 BIRTHDAY NEWS

Poe Birthday 2014

POE’S BIRTHDAY: BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, RICHMOND

Celebrating Poe's birthday in the towns he lived and worked!
JANUARY 19th 2014

WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE AND WHEN!

BOSTON

BRINGING POE HOME: Newton resident Paul Lewis, an English professor at Boston College, will mark Edgar Allan Poe’s 205th birthday next Sunday at an event providing an overview of the public art initiative commemorating his ties to Boston. Lewis, chairman of the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, will participate in a panel discussion, “The Poe Statue Project: Public Art, Creativity, Politics, and the Law,” at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of BC’s Devlin Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2014/01/12/panel-will-discuss-poe-statue-project-boston-college/joSSelrT8SvEIUfl7a6s2O/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

NEW YORK

Poe House in Boston 1930s
The house where Edgar was born in Boston circa 1930s

Fantastic exhibit of Poe’s works, letters and much more! “Edgar Allan Poe: The Terror of the Soul” at The Morgan:
The Morgan : http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=82

PHILADELPHIA

“By Reason of Insanity” Location: Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, 7th and Spring Garden Streets Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: FREE

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with this "murder trial" based on "The Tell-Tale Heart". Audience members must decide: is Ranger Helen not guilty by reason of insanity, or guilty of premeditated murder.

Poe House in Philadelphia: http://www.nps.gov/edal/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=517750-23257

BALTIMORE

ANNABEL LEE TAVERN presents David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe! Sunday January 19th, 2014. Looking to celebrate Poe's birthday, try The Annabel Lee Tavern. But better make reservations now! Poe himself will be there!

www.annabelleetavern.com

The Poe House in Baltimore says it will be open free of charge in the afternoon on Poe's birthday, with "readings of his works", but no further details: http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/birthday-opening/

Greenbelt Arts Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

"Poe's Birthday Bash: Tales of Terror" January 17, 18, & 19, 2014

http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/

RICHMOND

POE’S BIRTHDAY BASH: The Arts of Erzulie and Nicole, of the Clockworks Collective, Poetry Reading: Edgar Allan Poe and Frances Osgood read their love poetry to each other, Jeffrey Abugel speaks about Poe’s Petersburg and much much more! Check schedule for full weekend events celebrating Poe’s Birthday!
Poe Museum Richmond, Virginia: http://www.poemuseum.org/blog/tag/poes-birthday-bash/

And thank you for visiting us at
www.poeforevermore.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is 170 years-old this year!

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens great ghost story was originally published 170 years-ago, on December 19, 1843!

We are proud to offer Mark Redfield's marvelous reading of this timeless classic--he narrates and voices all of the famous characters, from Scrooge and Marley to Old Joe and the charwoman!-- now available on ITunes, CDBaby, Amazon and other popular platforms!

"God bless us! Everyone!"

WHY 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'?

A Christmas Carol
Mark Redfield as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

"I chose this story by Charles Dickens because the characters are so vivid. They are delightful to play. And the story makes me very happy. It's that simple as to why I chose it for audio book performance.

The goal for me as actor and producer of audio books and plays is to make the words themselves disappear into feeling and experience.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I love performing it."

-Mark Redfield

 

 

 

A Christmas Carol"Redfield's meticulous diction, perceptive phrasing, excellent transitions and impeccable timing make his Scrooge the finest we have heard. His is a classic interpretation that is almost Shakespearean."
- The Baltimore Sun

NOW AVAILABLE ON CDBABY

$4.99

CDBaby

also available on iTunes

iTunes

 

EVENT: 'A TRILOGY OF TERROR' OCT. 30th & 31st at THE BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

ETSY

Poe Forevermore Radio Theater Presents

A Trilogy of Terror

BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

 

Wed. and Thurs. October 30 and 31, 2013 at 8pm

Address: 45 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Performed and recorded live with full cast, sound effects and music. Return with us now to those CHILLING days of yesteryear, as Poe Forevermore Radio Theater brings three new half-hour, hair-raising scripts to life. Audio performance at its finest, with original scripts, versatile actors and music and sound effects performed live, in the tradition of such classic radio programs as SUSPENSE, LIGHTS OUT and others in radio dramas heyday.

The Halloween '13 Program:

THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale of revenge.

BLACK AGGIE

The terrifying Baltimore legend lives on...

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Adapted from the now classic 1892 story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman --is the narrator of this tale of terror insane, or is there really a malevolent spirit trapped beneath the hideous wallpaper in the children's room? The narrator's physician-husband has prescribed complete rest, and no activity, not even make a journal entry...nothing that would over-excite a nervous mind...

The adaptations and plays were written by Stuart Voytilla, Tony Tsendeas and Mark Redfield. Directed by Mark Redfield. Cast includes: Chris Pfingsten, Rebecca Eastman, Mike Moran, Mara Neimanis, Susan Stroupe, David Crandall, and Mark Redfield.

Get tickets now at the Baltimore Theatre Project: www.theatreproject.org

FROM THE PUBLISHER

ETSYIt could be worse. I could be dead.

About four months ago I had a heart attack.

On March 22nd, 2013, just three days after producing a wine tasting event in Baltimore to help raise money for the Poe House and Museum there.

Until then, things were going pretty well. I was writing regularly and painting (I have two novels that I think are finished and I need to stop fooling with them). The wine tasting that Saturday, the 19th of March, was the second event in about two months (the annual Poe Birthday event was in January) that I had produced with Jeff Jerome. I was working very hard with Poe Baltimore, Inc. doing all I could with that group to make the re-opening of The Poe House for the public happen sooner than later (more on all that in future posts). The second issue of Poe Forevermore magazine was about to go to press, and I was developing Poe Forevermore Radio Theater...

Up to my neck with Poe and my other freelance work when, whammo, Tuesday morning the 22nd it all stopped in its tracks.

About 11 am (statistically a typical time) after about 8 or 9 cigarettes and my third cup of coffee... Chest pain. Back pain. Arms going heavy and numb. Then cold sweats and shivers and I'm calling 911 while packing my bag with cell phones and notebooks and laptop, telling the operator I'm having a heart attack and I'll meet the ambulance crew on the front porch. I was and I did.

As I lay in the hospital bed, cursing my 40-something self for the stress, for the smoking, for the lack of sleep and bad diet; for all that contributed to my situation, I made a decision to take it all very seriously, and change everything about my life that I'd been doing wrong that made my heart attack possible. And before I bore you any further with news of my health and my trials and tribulations, for they aren't unusual—there is absolutely nothing special about what happened to me-- this is where you, dear readers, come in. For this is when I made the decision to stop everything, and really repair myself. And you allowed me to do that, and for that I will be forever grateful.

I took “getting well” seriously. I quit smoking that day and haven't had a cigarette since. I have radically changed my diet and have built up my strength where I am exercising and have lost weight. But I also stopped all work then, and that meant the production of the magazine, too. It was an attempt to alleviate all (or a lot of) stress; to begin to manage it better that I had before. To be able to clean up shop and press “re-set”.

The recovery period over the last four months has been very successful, I think, especially physically. The entire ordeal was a shock to my system; especially the abrupt cessation of smoking, and the sudden elimination of bad/processed/non-food food I was eating. The first week was in the hospital, naturally as they watched my reaction to the stet and the new drugs they were giving me; the second week was at a brother's house (who didn't smoke) recovering from BEING in the hospital (and getting my first real good sleep in ages). The next month was a bit of a roller coaster, but it's gotten much better, every day, until I can say that-- although this is all still very new-- I am doing really well now. There have been ups and downs, in reality, but let's stay positive...generally things have gone really well.

Except, none of my doctors said anything about the depression that might set in during this period. In fact, it was a reader on Facebook who casually warned me to “watch out for the post-heart attack depression”.

By then I realized, about two months into recovery when I read this friendly caution, that that was indeed what I was dealing with atop everything else, and that this quiet, stealth-like depression was compounding my recovery, and my sense of well-being.

But enough of all of this.

Undoubtedly I will talk about my heart attack and make reference to it in public as it's all very new to me (and I apologize in advance to you), and this whole thing has changed me completely. The good news however, in delaying the magazine in particular, is that I think it's given me and a chance to make it even better.

Not only that, the delay forced a couple of things sooner than later in its growth and evolution. We have so much great material, that each issue will get a few extra pages, and we are upping the number of issues per year from five to six issues total.

So--I'm back in action, and incredibly happy to be working with the team again: Theresa, Jen, Zack and all of the writers and artists. Issues 2 and 3 are in the production/printing pipeline, and I'm very excited to get the next issues into your hands.

Thank you for giving me some time to heal and get back on my feet. I intend, on a personal level, to get healthier than I was when I was 30. On a professional level, the space you gave me has given me the time to re-double my efforts to make the best magazine I know how, and to not let you down.

With tears of gratitude mixed with excitement for the future, again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Mark Redfield
Publisher, Poe Forevermore Magazine
Baltimore
www.poeforevermore.com

ps--Could be worse? I could be dead? Not for too many, it seems. And I'm okay with that. But rest assured that I've put things in place that, regardless of what may happen to me in the future, the production of the magazine will not be stopped again, now that it's resuming as "the little engine that could"!

REDFIELD'S POE ART

ETSYMark Redfield’s caricatures and painting are now available through his Etsy site. Take a moment and wander through his virtual Gallery! Many items are affordable and commissions are certainly welcome!

Many people over the years, when visiting events in Baltimore that celebrate Edgar Allan Poe, or who visited the Poe House in the summer of 2012, were taken with Mark Redfield’s whimsical and colorful cartoons of Poe, and have asked where they can get them.

You may buy them directly from the artist through his Etsy site HERE. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/markredfield)

All Poe-themed art comes with FREE shipping and insurance.

New art is added every week. And not just Poe-related paintings and drawings, but fun and funny caricatures of some of your favorite actors and figures from history and pop culture, as well as completely original paintings. If there’s something that you don’t see, but like Redfield’s style, then please enquire about a commission! Commissions are welcome!

FREE SHIPPING FOR MONSTERPALOOZA MAGAZINE!

EnshadowedOur premiere magazine, Monsterpalooza, is now on sale for only $10.00—and that’s all you’ll pay, because shipping within the US is totally FREE! Order your copy HERE

Order your very own copy of this collectible premiere issue! Monsterpalooza Magazine will be reborn in the very near future as JUST IMAGINE MAGAZINE, but you can get this one-shot first edition with free shipping while supplies last, so order right away!

Full color and great articles, Monsterpalooza Magazine is for lovers of film and art, with a monsterific-bent. Below are just a few samples of the fabulous stories inside Monsterpalooza:

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE POE HOUSE MUSEUM iN BALTIMORE

Poe House in BaltimoreFrom Kristen Harbeson, President of Poe Baltimore: Contract Responsibilities
Poe Baltimore

 

2 days per week (or 16 hours)
12 weeks
$20/hour

Poe Baltimore, Inc. seeks to hire a temporary, part-time independent contractor to oversee, manage and plan fundraising efforts towards the re-opening of the Edgar Allan Poe House and National Historic Landmark. The successful candidate will also manage and coordinate opening hours during “Free Fall Baltimore” weekends. This temporary position is being created in order to solidify the Board of Director’s fundraising efforts, with the ultimate goal of opening the Poe House with regular hours in 2014.

• Establish regular communication with the President of Poe Baltimore and the Board of Directors,
• Formally reports to the President of Poe Baltimore
• Work with B&O Staff to implement of the Interpretive Plan
• Represent Poe Baltimore, in concert with Board leadership, before granting organizations, potential members, and donors.
• Develop basic form letters and documents necessary to communicate with members and donors
• Develop plans for sponsorship development and solicitation and donor recognition
• Establish relationships with key partners in the community. Examples include the Baltimore National Heritage Area, Baltimore Heritage, Greater Baltimore History Alliance, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, and the Downtown Partnership.
• Work with Fundraising Committee to identify new opportunities and apply for grants to support projects and programs
• Work with the Board to develop a fund-raising plan and a sustainability plan for Poe Baltimore Develop recruitment and training plan for volunteers
• Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings
• Build and manage database of possible members from mailing lists provided by partner organizations.
• Work with Event Committee to finalize and implement Free Fall Baltimore neighborhood event
• Coordinate members of the Board of Directors and volunteers to staff the Poe House during Free Fall Baltimore.
• Other duties as assigned by the President of Poe Baltimore

The candidate must have strong organizational, time management and communications skills and must exhibit an ability to work with people, stay on task, and produce quality results.

Please submit resumes to Kristen Harbeson (addis73@aol.com) by August 10, 2013

LIVE AUDIO STREAM OF 'CASK OF AMONTILLADO'

POE FOREVERMORE RADIO THEATER presents a LIVE AUDIO STREAM of the performance of Poe's "Cask Of Amontillado".

The stream will begin from Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland at approximately 9:30pm United States Eastern Standard Time.

The performance stars JOHN ASTIN as 'MONTRESSOR' and MARK REDFIELD as 'FORTUNADO'

Poe Forevermore Radio Show

A THANK YOU TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS

Dear Readers,
You have made this possible. You have made this the success it is.

And I’d like to take a moment to thank you for taking the initial risk on a magazine, sight-unseen, quality unknown, and just diving in with your support; and to thank you for the faith you had that something entertaining and worth-while would be delivered.

From all of your comments here, emails to me, and letters (yes! actual typed or hand-written letters!), I think we’ve made something pretty good. I think we’re on the right track. But it would not be happening without you all.

It’s my intention to fill each future issue with stories and features that you’ll want to read, and re-read again and again. A collection of volumes that are “evergreen” and that have a “shelf-life” in your library. As an editor/publisher, I have to trust my instinct. Frankly, I pick the stories and features for the magazine that, well, I like. The ones that work for me, hoping they’ll work for you, too. I don’t “poll” or follow trends. And I thank you for trusting me.

Unlike Charles Foster Kane, I won’t be publishing a “Declaration of Principles”. (Nor do I wish, like Kane, to “lose a million dollars a year”, for the next 60 years!) However, I will promise this: that I’ll continue to put my shoulder to it and trust my instincts to make the best magazine I can; that I’ll keep the magazine “advertisement free” within its pages, and that I’ll publish as long as you’re with me.

For that, dear readers, I thank you most humbly and profoundly.

Mark Redfield
Publisher and Editor
March 1, 2013
Poe Forevermore: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

POE FOREVERMORE #1 NOMINATED FOR 'BEST MAGAZINE' AND 'BEST MAGAZINE COVER'!

Poe Forevermore Magazine Issue 1Our premiere issue, the cover illustrated by Cortney Skinner, has been nominated for Best Magazine for 2012 and Best Magazine Cover in the 11th Annual Rondo Awards.

The Rondo Awards are a fan-driven/popular vote contest. Anyone can vote, and voting ends midnight, April 7th.

Poe Forevermore: Tales of Mystery and Imagination is in category 12 (Best Magazine) and category 17 (Best Magazine Covers).

Here is the full ballot: http://www.rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html

The rules are simple (although the ballot is long, because it covers a lot of movies, TV, books and horror-related publications and events from 2012). Take a moment and please vote for Poe Forevermore!

Congratulations to Cortney Skinner on the nomination, the artist who created such a wonderful illustration for our premiere issue! And to all of our contributors and artists who made it happen!

-Mark Redfield
Publisher and Editor

THE WINNERS OF OUR 2012 WRITING CONTEST

Dear Readers,
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 writing contest competition, "The Poe House: A Jewel in Baltimore's Crown".

Congratulations to all.

Adult Prose Category
First Place: Samantha Kymmell-Harvey
Second Place: GA Kelly
Honorable Mention (tie): Lisa Lance and Jerry Drake

Adult Poetry Category
First Place: Carlos X. Colorado
Second Place: JM Velazquez
Honorable Mention (tie) Adam Joffrain and Jo Ann I. Jones

A notification email and letter has been sent to each of the winners today, February 14, 2013.

Again, congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to all who entered!