Quoth the Quill: The Handwriting Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe
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Renowned graphologist Arlyn Imberman offers a unique look at one of America’s great writers with Quoth the Quill: The Handwriting Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
In 2009, the bicentennial of his birth, Edgar Allan Poe is still remembered worldwide for his classic contributions to American literature. Lesser known is his work Chapter on Autography, an early classic in the graphology field that contains as much literary gossip as handwriting analysis. Poe seems to use graphology – the study of handwriting to reveal character traits – as a platform to compliment friends and express bias against those he felt had betrayed him, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Imberman has sifted through handwritten evidence to analyze Poe, and offers some surprising conclusions. She also weighs in on the famous author’s remarks about the handwriting of celebrated members of his literary circle.
Imberman is vice president emeritus of the National Society of Graphology and author of Signature for Success.
Signature for Success will be available for sale, and Imberman will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.