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SoIN Big Read

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                            

November 15, 2023




SoIN Big Read Kicks Off!

A community-wide event that entails the reading of “Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.” 


New Albany, Ind. (Nov 15th, 2023) – The Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana (AASI) along with various regional partners kick off the SoIN Big Read!


“We are thrilled to kick off the SoIN Big Read with our partners, The Floyd County Library, Jeffersonville Township Public Library, and Harrison County Public Library,” said AASI Executive Director Brian Bell. “The SoIN Big Read will promote a regional community reading event of the Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.”


Over 1,000 copies of This beloved story are sure to enchant readers new and old will be distributed at no cost at locations throughout Southern Indiana. Each SoIN Big Read partnering organization will host book-related programming, movie events, book discussions, workshops, and podcasts with the intention of fostering engagement and discussion of the book.



Born to an unfortunate heritage, orphaned, unsympathetically raised, and then abandoned, Edgar Allan Poe struggled for greatness in an adverse social and economic climate -- a setting not improved by his fiery temperament and caustic criticism of others. Poe's melancholy brilliance, his passionate lyricism, and his tormented soul would make him one of the most widely read and original writers in American literature. Here, in one volume, are his classic short works: masterpieces of horror, terror, humor, and adventure -- and the finest lyric and narrative poetry of this ill-fated genius whose influence on both prose and verse continues to this day.

Pocketbooks’ Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Great Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe contains the original Pocketbooks introduction, first published in 1951, along with an updated selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further readings.


For more information about the SoIN Big Read, visit



For Press interviews or additional questions please contact Brian Bell Executive Director of The Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana.  502-552-8001 or

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