Schedule a Talk, Book Signing, or Workshop

Upcoming Appearances


Talk: Poe and the Spiritualists

September 21, 2018 5-6p.m.

RavenCon

Four Points Sheraton Midlothian in Chesterfield VA

I'll be speaking at a mystery/fantasy/science fiction convention. Click here for more information.


Reading and Book Signing: The Poe Shrine

September 22, 2018 1-1:20 p.m. (reading) and 2p.m. (signing)

RavenCon

Four Points Seraton Midlothian in Chesterfield VA

I'll be signing copies of my latest book, The Poe Shrine. Click here for more information. Click here to purchase a copy.


Talk: Still Beating: "The Tell-Tale Heart" Turns 175

September 22, 2018 4-5 p.m.

RavenCon

Four Points Sheraton Midlothian in Chesterfield VA

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Talk: Victorian Spiritualism

October 14, 2018 2-3p.m

Bon Air Historical Society

Bon Air Christian Church, North Chesterfield VA

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Talk: Pandemics and Poe

October 20, 2018 12p.m.

Chesterfield Historical Society

Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield VA

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Performance: Tavern Tea: Pondering Poe

October 21, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Hanover Tavern

Hanover County, VA

This time I'll be dressed as Poe for a Poe-themed afternoon tea. Click here for more information.


Performance: Haunting Tales from the Hearth

October 27, 2018 2-3 p.m.

Garth Newel Music Center

Hot Springs VA

Readings of some of Edgar Allan Poe's stories including a special performance of "The Tell-Tale Heart" with musical accompaniment by Jeanette Fang on piano. Click here for more information.


Book Signing: The Poe Shrine

October 28, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Bath County Public Library

Hot Springs VA


Book Signing: Darkness There with Matt Hughes

November 1, 2018 6-9p.m.

Poe Museum

Richmond VA

Matt Hughes illustrated a new Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated edition of Poe's works and invited me to write the preface. We will signing copies of a special Poe Museum edition.



"The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe"

Orange County Public Library, Orlando FL, 2011

(Video)

"Semtner gave some wonderful historical background about what death and mourning rites were like. He was a great public speaker with a sense of humor and clearly prepared for this lecture."

~AmberUnmasked.com


Read more and listen to audio here.


"Poe and Victorian Mourning"

Steampunk World's Fair, Piscataway NJ, 2015

(Blog and Audio)