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Poe relative speaks about the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, Feb. 5

Hal PoeHAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Jan. 27, 2011) – Tidewater Community College and the Virginia Beach Public Library welcome Hal Poe to speak on the life and works of his relative, Edgar Allan Poe, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, Bayside building, room B100.

Part of the library’s Big Read program, guests are encouraged to study Poe’s works during the month of February. Event attendees will receive a copy of Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

Encouraging students to learn more about Poe’s works, TCC presents the big-screen version of the haunting tale, The Fall of the House of Usher, with Vincent Prince on Monday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Advanced Technology Center auditorium.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit