This fall is going to be buzzing with talk about Edgar Allan Poe. University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi are recipients of a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Collaborating with the College of Arts and Letters and The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County, University Libraries will host lectures, book discussions, an exhibit, and a radio play focusing on the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. For more information about the activities, visit the events page.

For more information on the grant and the events, contact Jennifer Brannock and 601.266.4347 or  or Sarah Mangrum at 601.266.4251 or