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Two Lovecraft Events At RIHS

1:34PM ON 03/19/2013
BY H.L. Parker

H.P. Lovecraft Okay Howard, big smile for the camera. The Rhode Island Historical Society is hosting two H.P. Lovecraft events this week.

Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm, free — Lecture by Niels S. Hobbs, “Gods”: Atheism and the Cthulhu Mythos. (More about Hobbs.)

Niels S. Hobbs will explore the world-renowned literary mythology created by Providence’s own author of ‘weird fiction.’ This mythology was not one Lovecraft personally believed in, quite the opposite, though many have since tried to present it as reality. However, this mythos was directly born out of his own bleak world-view, itself the product of a long-standing fascination with advances in science, exploration, and cosmological thought that occurred over the course of his life.

Saturday, March 23rd, 11am to 12:30pm, $10 — H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Walk.

Join us for our annual walking tour to commemorate the death of H.P. Lovecraft, Providence native and master of horror stories and weird tales. The walking tour focuses on sites and events from the Providence-based story, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and many letters written by the author to family and friends.

John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, directions

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