Young writers conference at Poe Museum

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond will host the annual Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference for high school students June 21-27.

Founded in 2004 by Harry Lee Poe, author and cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, the conference offers daily writing workshops, as well as seminars led by writing professionals, novelists, editors, journalists, poets and playwrights.

Opened in 1922, the Poe Museum is a five-building complex that includes permanent exhibits of Poe's manuscripts, personal items and clothing. The museum's mission is to interpret the life and influence of America's first internationally influential author for a global audience.

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