Monday, October 13, 2008

Edgar Allan Poe Wows Crowd!

Edgar Allan Poe interpreter, Duffy Hudson, shown above with librarians Amy and Sue, entertained 51 guests with dramatic readings from Poe's works on a wet and gloomy downtown Waterloo evening; a perfect setting for enjoying the works of one of America's foremost literary figures.

Hudson, a writer, teacher, director, and Broadway actor, using only a wooden chair as a prop, kept us spell-bound as he performed The Raven, Annabell Lee, and the Tell-Tale Heart. After a spell-binding presentation--during which he stayed perfectly in character--Hudson took questions from the crowd and chatted about his life on the road.

What a great evening!

Support for Hudson's show was provided by the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library. Hudson expects to return to the area next spring when he will be launching a new show, based on the life of Albert Einstein!

c 2008 Waterloo Public Library

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