Events

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he Emily Dickinson Museum offers a variety of events and public programs throughout the year. Some programs celebrate poetry—the Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk in May and the Poetry Marathon in September. Others, like the Nineteenth-Century Children’s Circus in July, bring the past into sharper focus. Still others, like our monthly Arts Night, celebrate the ways in which Dickinson's legacy inspires contemporary creativity.

Upcoming Events 

Spring & Summer 2019

'a mighty room': Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

A rare opportunity to seek inspiration in the Poet's own creative space! DETAILS>>

February 27 - March 2 Amherst College Lit Fest

LitFest, Amherst’s annual literary festival, celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by bringing to campus distinguished authors and editors to share and discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and spoken-word performance. DETAILS>>

March 7 Arts Night by Candlelight

Join us from 5:30pm to 8pm for free crafting & candelight tours of the Homeastead. DETAILS>>

March 15  Poetry Discussion Group

Join us for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.  Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. DETAILS>>

April 4 Amherst Arts Night Plus with Joy Ladin & Russell Steven Powell

The Museum celebrates this townwide event with a monthly open mic, featured poets, and pop-up art exhibitions in the historic Homestead. DETAILS>>

April 8 A Poetry Reading by Peter Cole

Join award-winning poet Peter Cole, for a reading of “A Winters Trail,” inspired by visual artist Terry Winters. DETAILS>>

April 18 Poem In Your Pocket Day

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Emily Dickinson Museum with special programs for families, crafts and interactive activities, and free tours in exchange for your best recitation of your favorite Emily Dickinson poem from memory! DETAILS>>

April 19 Poetry Discussion Group

Join us for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.  Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. DETAILS>>

April 26 - May 5

Over Massachusetts ArtWeek, April 26 to May 5, watch poetry come to life on the pavement in downtown Amherst when it rains! DETAILS>> 

April 30 "First — Poets — Then the Sun —": A Writer’s Workshop

Find your writing inspiration in the place that informed Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. DETAILS>>

May 2 Amherst Arts Night Plus 

The Museum celebrates this townwide event with a monthly open mic, featured poets, and pop-up art exhibitions in the historic Homestead. DETAILS>>

May 5 "First — Poets — Then the Sun —": A Writer’s Workshop

Find your writing inspiration in the place that informed Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. DETAILS>>

 

May 17 Poetry Discussion Group

Join us for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.  Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. DETAILS>>

May 18 Poetry Walk

Commemorate the 133rd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's death with a celebration of her life in Amherst and her literary legacy. DETAILS>>

May 28 - June 30 Field School in Historical Archaeology at the Museum

Learn the essential skills of archaeology at the home of one of America's greatest poets while earning six academic credits! DETAILS>>

June 6 Amherst Arts Night Plus

The Museum celebrates this townwide event with a monthly open mic, featured poets, and pop-up art exhibitions in the historic Homestead. DETAILS>>

June 7-8 Garden Days

Volunteers help to wake the gardens up for the season at the Museum! DETAILS>>

Past Events