East City Bookshop and Historic Congressional Cemetery present HORROR on the HILL: Readings from His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined.
Join us for an evening of macabre literary merrymaking amongst the tombstones with editor/author Dahlia Adler, moderated by local YA author Jessica Spotswood.
In His Hideous Heart, Dahlia Adler brings together 13 of YA’s most celebrated names to spin their own blood curdling take on gothic genius Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling and popular tales. Love and loss. Grief and death. Rivalry and revenge. The themes of Poe’s work have eternal relevance – and we’re going to rachet up their intensity (if that’s possible) by setting our reading in a cemetery! So come get your creep on.
Dahlia Adler is an Associate Editor of mathematics by day, a blogger for B&N Teens and LGBTQ Reads by night, and an author of Young Adult and New Adult novels at every spare moment in between. Her novels include the Daylight Falls duology, Just Visiting, and the Radleigh University trilogy, and she is the editor of the anthologies His Hideous Heart (Flatiron Books, 2019) and That Way Madness Lies (Flatiron Books, 2021). Dahlia lives in New York with her husband, son, and an obscene amount of books, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @MissDahlELama.
Jessica Spotswood is the author of the historical fantasy trilogy The Cahill Witch Chronicles and the contemporary novels Wild Swans and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. She is the editor of the feminist anthologies A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls and The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, & Other Dauntless Girls and co-editor of Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft. Jess lives in Washington, DC, where she works for the DC Public Library as a children’s library associate. She is a feminist, a Hufflepuff, and an INFJ.