Book Discussion: The Fall of the House of Usher

News item published on: 2015-10-28 14:32:19

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” book discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery. Kyle Etheridge, a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science and graduate assistant with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, will read and lead the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. 

In May 2014, University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community. This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read, discuss, and celebrate the Poe’s writings. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Big Read activities are a result of collaboration between University Libraries, the College of Arts & Letters, and the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.

If you have questions about this event, contact Jennifer Brannock at  or 601.266.4347 or Sarah Mangrum at or 601.266.4251. For more information about upcoming events, visit