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

Now booking October & November

'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 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. DETAILS>>

 

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. DETAILS>>

 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. DETAILS>>

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. DETAILS>>

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>>

November 18
Poetry Discussion Group

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

January 20, 2017
Poetry Discussion Group  

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

February 17, 2017
Poetry Discussion Group

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

March 17, 2017
Poetry Discussion Group

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

April 21, 2017
Poetry Discussion Group

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

 

May 19, 2017
Poetry Discussion Group

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

Past Events