I have the honor of being one of the nominees to receive a Saturday Visiter Award during the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival.
The Saturday Visiter Awards are presented by Poe Baltimore to recognize a new generation of artists continuing Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in the arts and literature around the world. The prizes celebrate media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works.
Though he was not wealthy in his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to support himself entirely by his pen. The Saturday Visiter was the name—and spelling—of a local periodical that held a contest for poetry and short stories. Poe won the award for his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” (which he wrote at Poe House.) The Saturday Visiter Awards are named after the prize a young Edgar Allan Poe won while he lived in Baltimore which helped to launch the famed writer’s career.
Saturday Visiter Awards are presented in two categories: works that adapt Poe’s life or writing (including biography, or true adaptations of his poetry or prose), and original works that are inspired by Poe’s life or writing. In addition, important "Poe Places", including The Poe Museum (Richmond, VA) , The Poe Cottage (the Bronx NYC) and Poe House (Baltimore , MD) will highlight exceptional entries specific to their region. The awards are presented every October at the annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in Baltimore, Maryland.
Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the fourth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 8 & 9, 2022. This FREE, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. VIP Tickets and Tours, including for the Black Cat Ball, available now!
The festival will take place directly across the street from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street in Baltimore, in the newly-built “Poe Park” at Center/West. Attendees will learn about Poe’s life and works from some of the United States’ preeminent “Poe Places”, with representatives from The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (Baltimore), The Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia), The Poe Cottage (Bronx, NYC), The Poe Studies Association, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and Westminster Hall & Burying Ground. The winners of the 2022 Saturday 'Visiter' Awards will also be announced festival weekend!
See you in Baltimore!
Book Day Giveaway!
Celebrating Book Day, on April 23, I will be giving away three packs with:
* Eggie’s Adventures at Poe Cottage
* Limited edition Eggie’s tote bag
* Is it Halloween Yet sketch book
* A limited C-Print from one of my illustrations.
I will be posting every day until Saturday April 23, and until then, for each post you can win an entry for the giveaway doing all of the above:
-Like the post
-Share the post
-Tag someone that will like this!
And good luck to everyone!!!
Only USA addresses will be valid.
Feel the LOVE!
What are you nuts for? Eggie can't help it and just thinks of NUTS, of course!
As the rest of squirrels, he spends his time jumping from tree to tree in search for nuts and other yummy things to eat during the winter. Once he finds them he buries them in the ground so he can find them later!
Go to the Have Fun Corner and find the free coloring pages we have there for you!
Back at Bronxnet TV
Last week I was interviewed by Gary Axelbank for The Bronx Buzz at Bronxnet TV. We talked about "Eggie's Adventures at Poe Cottage" and it was as always a pleasure to chat with Gary for a little bit!
Happy Groundhog Day
Happy Lunar New Year!
We are starting a Lunar New Year. 2022 is the year of the Black-Water Tiger. The 2022 Chinese New Year Day is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. That is the 4719th Chinese year. The first day of the Chinese astrological year is the first day of Tiger Month. The first day of the Water Tiger is on February 4, 2022.
Let's eat some mooncakes, dumplings, noodles, pomelos, tangerines and many more lucky foods that will bring you the best year ever!
I am starting this new year with a new section in our website. The Have Fun Corner, where I will be uploading some free coloring pages for you to download and color at home.
Happy Lunar New year everyone :)
We have Instagram!
If you are on Instagram, you can now follow @EggieFromTheBronx where I will be posting Eggie's adventures and stories! Drop me a comment there and I will follow you too!!
If you got hte book, send me some pictures to be featured in our new instagram page!
Eggie in Harlem Night Market!
Guess who’s going to be at La Marqueta this December 18th & 19th.
Join us the last weekend before Christmas as we celebrate the best food, makers and music from across East and West Harlem. This year we’ve expanded to include family friendly activities at the Urban Garden Center and more vendors than ever in the stalls at La Marqueta.
DJ’s Ted Smooth & Stormin’ Norman will be holding us down again on the 1’s & 2’s and there will be plenty of hot foods and warm sweets to keep the chill off as you shop our makers plaza for unique holiday gifts.
Be sure to bring your wallet, your appetite, and your friends, and come celebrate with us while supporting small and local businesses.
Don’t wait in long lines! Free “Priority Access” tickets are available right now on EventBrite so click on this link to get your tickets now.
The Harlem Night Market is brought to you through partnerships with Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem, New York Economic Development Corporation, Union Settlement, & New York City Councilwoman Diana Ayala, in addition to, support from Ponce Bank, Urban Garden Center, Qupey, Shop Harlem Made and El Museo.
Proof of vaccination and ID are required to enter. Face coverings must be worn at all times when not actively eating or drinking.
Saturday, December 18, from 4pm to 9pm
Sunday, December 19, from 3pm to 8pm
1590 Park Avenue (115, 116 and 117 Streets)
New York, NY 10029
Eggie and I want to thank you because since I got the New Work Grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts, it has been a non stop road. I decided to go for the Kickstarter campaign to self-publish the book, and we made it!
It has been months of hard work, illustrating, editing, learning about many things I had no idea in order to print the book. Creating a whole marketing campaign and harassing many people to pre-buy the book. But all that work payed off: Many people believed in me and this crazy idea and supported me all the way.
The book is on a beautiful exhibition at the Bronx Library Center, the printed books are on their way, and I hope to get them on time so everyone can read them for the Holidays.
From the bottom of our hearts. THANK YOU
Last Friday we had the opening reception of the first exhibition of the book. I printed the Spanish version with subtitles in English. It was great to see people I haven't seen in a while and show everyone on what I've been working so hard lately! Thank you to everyone who made it and to the library because those women are incredible.
Author, illustrator, artivist, muralist, graphic designer and life enthusiast!