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 2016-2017

Spring 2017
'a mighty room': Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

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

April 14

A Toast to 'A Quiet Passion'

Terrence Davies' feature film about the life of Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon premiers at Amherst Cinema on Friday, April 14. Before you head up to the Cinema for the screening, drop by the Emily Dickinson Museum for a toast! DETAILS>>

April 20

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Join us in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day! Visitors who recite a Dickinson poem from memory will receive free admission. Bring a budding poet for craft activities and a family-friendly poetry reading. DETAILS>>

April 21


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 4

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

May 13

Poetry Walk

Celebrate the life of Emily Dickinson on the 131st anniversary of her death with a springtime poetry walk from the Homestead to West Cemetary. DETAILS>>

May 19


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>>

June 1

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

 

June 2-3

Garden Days

During garden days, volunteers help to wake the gardens at the Museum back up for another summer of blooms! DETAILS>>

June 7-10

The earth has many keys: Hands-On Archaeology at the Homestead

Spend up to four days working alongside professional archaeologists as they search for keys to the lives of the Dickinson family. DETAILS>>

July

NEH Landmarks of American History Workshop for K-12 Teachers: Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry, and Place

July 6

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

 

August 3

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

 

August 11-12

Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting will feature exciting new scholarship, reading groups facilitated by well-known scholars meeting in the environs of Emily Dickinson’s home and gardens, musical performances, tours of the Dickinson houses, literary walks, and the pleasure of picnicking on the grounds of those homes. DETAILS>>

August 18

Free Fun Friday!

On Friday, August 18, visit the Emily Dickinson Museum for free! Crafts, tours, a scavenger hunt and more. DETAILS>>

September 1

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

Past Events