Events

The 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.

Upcoming Events in 2016

August, September, October

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

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

September 1
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. DETAILS>>

September 11
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

September 15-17
Amherst Poetry Festival and The Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The Amherst Poetry Festival takes poetry off the page and into downtown Amherst, where literary history and contemporary creativity live side by side. DETAILS>>

September 23
Poetry Discussion Group

Enjoy lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.  Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. 

 

October 2

Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum

View Emily Dickinson’s landscape through the lens of an archaeologist during this presentation and walking tour at the Museum. 

 October 6
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. 

October 14
Poetry Discussion Group

Enjoy lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.  Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. 

October 14

A Loaded Gun: Reading and Book Signing with Jerome Charyn

Described by Michael Chabon as “One of the most important writers in American literature” Jerome Charyn will read from his newest work, A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century. 

October 15
'I dealt a word of Gold' Writing at the Emily Dickinson Museum
Scribe Badge Program for Junior Girl Scouts

Join us for a morning of word-fun and discovery at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Earn the Junior Scribe badge while learning about the trailblazing poet, Emily Dickinson, and her writing life. DETAILS>>

October 23
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

November 3 

Amherst Arts Night Plus! 

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. 

November 4

An Evening of Music with Molly Fillmore, Soprano

Don't miss this intimate performance of Dickinson settings given by Grammy award-winning soprano, Molly Fillmore.

November 5
'I dealt a word of Gold' Writing at the Emily Dickinson Museum
Scribe Badge Program for Junior Girl Scouts

Join us for a morning of word-fun and discovery at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Earn the Junior Scribe badge while learning about the trailblazing poet, Emily Dickinson, and her writing life. DETAILS>>

 

Past Events