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Meet the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe in Bishop Hill

The Bishop Hill Creative Commons is hosting an evening of ghost stories with “The Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe.”  Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays Poe’s ghost who has come back from the grave to set the record straight and dispel the myths of madness and mayhem! Fox tells some of Poe’s most famous tales of the macabre as well as the stories behind the tales. Woven with Poe’s biography and a challenge to explore the things that haunt each of us, this is a unique opportunity to celebrate Halloween that promises to be both entertaining and inspiring.


The performance will start promptly at 7:06 pm on Friday, October 25th. There is limited seating, so advance tickets are highly encouraged. Folks can reserve their seats via Eventbrite on the Bishop Hill Creative Commons Facebook page or their website bishophilcommons.com 


Come early to enjoy the museums and shops of Bishop Hill or to have dinner at The Filling Station.


Fox has been performing Poe’s stories for more than 30 years and has given more than a hundred performances as The Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe at libraries, schools and chautauqua across the country. The performance includes a mix of some of Poe’s best known and lesser known stories including “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Mask of Red Death” among others.


This is the first of a monthly series of storytelling concerts in Bishop Hill. Next month, Fox will share Black Hawk’s View of Illinois History to celebrate our state bicentennial on November 13th. And in December he will share Swedish Christmas stories as part of the annual Lucia Night’s Celebration.