Walking Tour of HPL Sites with Donovan Loucks
While you're here, get the most out of your Providence visit by seeing and hearing about both sites important to Lovecraft's life as well as locations that inspired his works like "The Shunned House" and "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" on this detailed Walking Tour of College Hill led by scholar Donovan K. Loucks. Leaves Saturday at 9 am from 130 Westminster Street (the northwest entrance of the Arcade Providence). NOTE: This is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are $10, get advance tickets online here, or in person at Lovecraft Arts & Sciences in the Arcade Providence during their business hours 11am-5pm).
This tour will take approx 2.5 - 3 hours. We recommend comfortable shoes and a water bottle.
Donovan K. Loucks is the creator of The H.P. Lovecraft Archive (HPLovecraft.com), the foremost web site devoted exclusively to H.P. Lovecraft. What began 25 years ago as a mere dozen web pages is now a massive site of over 700 pages. However, his primary area of specialty in Lovecraftian scholarship is tracking down locations visited by Lovecraft and then described in his fiction and letters. Donovan’s articles on Lovecraftian geography have appeared in Lovecraft Studies and Lovecraft Annual, and his photographs of some of these sites have been published in I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press), The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (University of Tampa Press), and The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (Liveright). A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Donovan now lives in Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence with his wife, Pam, and their black cat, Kemet.