LOVECRAFT READATHON At Providence Public Library Saturday, August 23

"Weird” fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft has reached cult status across the globe. On Saturday, August 23 (7 - 10 pm), we celebrate the birthday (August 20) of Providence-born Lovecraft with an interactive, multimedia reading event, hosted by the Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street, Providence) and Rhode Island Historical Society. The event features readings of some of Lovecraft’s best-loved stories as well as musical performances by local musicians, designed in the spirit of the Moby-Dick Marathon in New Bedford. The cost is $10 per person.

The Readathon will feature the Lovecraft stories “The Tomb” and “The Haunter of the Dark,” in addition to selected Lovecraft poems, all with a Providence connection. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while selections are read by a broad cast of community members.  The event will be emceed by local Lovecraftian and founder of the H.P. Lovecraft Archive, Donovan Loucks.

Between readings, enjoy musical performances by Haunt the House, Ian Fitzgerald, and Vudu Sister.

We are grateful for the support of our media sponsor, Signature Printing, and event sponsor, Granny Squibb’s Iced Tea. 

$10.00 per person. For online ticket sales, and more information, go to, or contact 401.331.8575 x145 or