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>>

July

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

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 5 (Rescheduled: August 13)

Nature Poetry Ramble with David Leff

Join naturalist and New England Trail poet-in-residence David K. Leff for a sensory awareness and poetry walk along Amherst’s Emily Dickinson Trail. 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 11

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet presents "Wild Lines"

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. DETAILS>>

Photo Credit: Lucy Gram

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>>

September 14-16

Amherst Poetry Festival

Now in it's fifth year, the festival features poets from near and far coming together to celebrate the literary legacy of Amherst! 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 7

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>>

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>>

 

Past Events