From Arkham to Amherst
H P Lovecraft and New England folklore
Friday, April 21, 12:15PM
Strong House, 67 Amity Street, Amherst
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) is widely known and admired as an author of supernatural fiction. But he was also an avid scholar and antiquarian, and his detailed, highly descriptive stories of New England in the 1920’s and 30’s contain many references to local history and folklore. In this lecture by a long-time Lovecraft fan, we will gain an overview of his life, work, and influence.
Join us with your lunch in hand. We will provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The 30-minute program will begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.