David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe Kicks off The Big Read

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

This year’s Big Read kicks off with a 7 p.m. performance Saturday, March 5, at The Orpheum Theatre featuring David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe. Keltz will delight audiences with his historically accurate performance of Poe. This event is free and open to all; however, the program is best suited for teens and adults. Attendees will receive a free copy of The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Keltz’s performance is scheduled to include many famous works of Poe, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Black Cat,” “The Bells,” “Eldorado,” and "The Raven.”

Keltz has performed in Prague, Czech Republic for the International Poe Festival, opening the Festival at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall with "The Bells." Stateside, he continues to bring Edgar Poe to life throughout the United States for elementary and high schools, universities, and private organizations, large and small. His popular Poe Bus Tour of Baltimore was a highlight of the Poe Studies Association International Conference in 2002.

For more information about Big Read events, call Karly Steele at the Galesburg Public Library at (309) 343-6118.