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

Fall 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>>

October 5

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>>

October 17

Seed Saving Day at the Dickinson

Lend a hand in gathering and saving seeds from Emily Dickinson's Homestead garden on Tuesday, October 17.The seed saving and sachet making session will be led from 1 to 5 pm by Victoria Dickson, who, along with other volunteers, tended the gardens throughout the spring and summer.   DETAILS>>

October 20

Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group 

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets monthly September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters. Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. DETAILS>>

October 21

Archaeology Month Offering: Digging at the Dickinson

Begun in 1992, Massachusetts Archaeology Month is a month-long celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts and around the world. Come and learn what archaeology has unearthed at the Emily Dickinson Museum. DETAILS>>

October 29

Tell it Slant: Garrison Keillor

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Board of Governors is pleased to announce the selection of author and radio personality Garrison Keillor as recipient of the 2017 Tell It Slant Award, which honors individuals whose work, in any field, is imbued with the creative spirit of America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson. Presentation of the award to Mr. Keillor will take place at a program on Sunday, October 29, at 6 pm at Amherst College's Johnson Chapel. DETAILS>>

November 2

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>>

 

November 17

Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group 

 

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets monthly September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters. Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson's poetry. DETAILS>>

 

December 7

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>>

 

December 9

Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the birth of our favorite poet at a Museum open house. Tours, crafts, and cake for all! DETAILS>>

Past Events