Mention the word “nevermore” and at least a few people will recognize the famous poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49). Fewer will know the real story behind this author, editor, and critic who died at the age of 40. Poe laid the basis for detective fiction and inspired Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Hitchcock, and others, with his chilling macabre tales.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.