The Poe Panels

ns_poe panelsOur premiere guest speaker for The Nightshade Society will be Chris Semtner from The Poe Museum of Richmond, VA on the topic of the legendary writer himself.
Join us for a series of panels presenting a unique and definitive perspective on Edgar Allan Poe.


poeandmadnessPoe and Madness
Presented by Chris Semtner from The Poe Museum

Exploring the knowledge about mental illness in Poe’s time, asylums, treatments, insane people in Poe’s life, and how he wrote about it.
Join us for a unique and definitive perspective on Edgar Allan Poe.


poe_pandemicsPandemics and Poe
Presented by Chris Semtner from The Poe Museum

Cholera, tuberculosis, yellow fever and other diseases killing millions in Poe’s time and how this influenced his writing.


poe_spiritualismPoe and Spiritualism

Presented by Chris Semtner from The Poe Museum

Poe’s relationship with the Spiritualist movement and its precursors.

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