Wednesday
Aug202014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: H.P. Lovecraft, August 20

AUGUST 20, 2014

H.P. LOVECRAFT (1890-1937)


Location: Downtown Asheville NC

from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link

from 9:00pm - 9:45pm

Near Orbit DVD & Westville Pub on Haywood Road in West Asheville map link

from 10:00pm - 11:30pm

At the Crow & Quill 106 N Lexington Ave map link

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)


Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of excerpts by this American master of the 20th-century horror genre who achieved postuhumous fame but had only published in pulp magazines and was virtually unkown when he died in poverty at age 46. The selection will then be read to them.

According to Joyce Carol Oates, H.P. (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft – as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century – has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction". Horror, fantasy, and science fiction author Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

More information about H.P. Lovecraft can be found at Wikipedia and on a fan-supported HP Lovecraft site. You can read his works on line at this Dagonbytes site.

 

 

  "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age"


from "The Call of Cthulhu"


 

“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."


(In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.)

 from "The Call of Cthuhu"

 

 


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