October 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Anita McKelvey firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurel Hill Mansion Hosts Edward G. Pettit, aka The Philly Poe Guy
Edward G. Pettit, aka The Philly Poe Guy, will share tales and legends created by
“George Lippard, Philadelphia Gothic’s Satellite of Sin,” in a program
2 p.m., Sunday, November 9, at historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park.
This program is the second in a three-part lecture series hosted by Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation Department and Women of Greater Philadelphia. The cost of the program is $15 (free for students with accompanying adult). Free parking is available and the mansion is easily accessed via public transit. Light refreshments will also be served.
Edward G Pettit is a Philadelphia writer, professor, book reviewer, film presenter, public lecturer and all around literary provocateur. He served as the Charles Dickens Ambassador for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s year-long Bicentenary celebration of the author’s birth in 2012 and wrote the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2013 murder mystery play, Twisted, in which he played Dickens. Pettit has written about George Lippard and gives lectures on Lippard, Poe and Philadelphia Gothic authors.
Laurel Hill Mansion, located at 7201 Edgley (Randolph) Drive, East Fairmount Park, is one of six historic mansions in the Park managed by the
City of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation (PP&R) Department that is open for scheduled public tours and programs. The historic mansion was restored in 1976 by the
Women for Greater Philadelphia. The non-profit organization’s volunteers have been active in preserving and maintaining Laurel Hill Mansion ever since, while also presenting public programs that teach people about Philadelphia’s rich cultural history.
All program fees are tax-deductible and go toward hosting future educational programs at the Mansion.
For more information about the November 9th program, please contact Anita McKelvey at email@example.com. For directions to Laurel Hill Mansion, go to the website at www.laurelhillmansion.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.