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For the Love of Poe - Poe Project 2023

A celebration of the life and works of Poe in the Love Recital Hall at Moss Performing Arts Center on the Colorado Mesa University Campus

For the Love of Poe is an event of The Poe Project celebrating the life, works, and inspiration of Edgar Allan Poe. This year, we will be performing an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Purloined Letter featuring David Kenworthy as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Hardesty as Dr. John Watson, as well as several Poe favorites including a stage adaptation of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. There will be an intermission.

100% of ticket sales and donations go to the CMU Writers Conference, an annual high school invitational with writing workshops and a guest speaker, as well as writing and portfolio competitions with winners eligible for scholarships to CMU. These funds will not go towards these prize packages, but for the development of the conference including transportation and attendee experience.

The Poe Project is a month-long festival springing off with Poe Week from October 1st through 7th annually, culminating on the date of Edgar Allan Poe's death. We invest in our community by giving a portion of the proceeds from each and every event to the local non-profit of the sponsor’s choice. The Poe Project is spearheaded and presented by Geek Parties of the Grand Valley. The sponsor of For the Love of Poe is the Colorado Mesa University English Department.

Date & Time

October 5, 2023

7:00PM - 9:30PM


Moss Performing Arts Center - 1100 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO, 81501 1100 North Ave Grand Junction 81501 CO US

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