December Arts Night 2017

Join us Thursday, December 7 from 5-8 pm during Amherst Arts Night Plus for an open mic, poetry reading, and one-night art exhibit!

  • 5-6 pm Open mic signups and one night only art exhibition on view
  • 6 pm open mic begins at in the Homestead parlor, with the featured poet following. All are encouraged to share written word, music, and performance, or to lend a friendly ear!
  • Around 6:45PM featured poet Will Dowd

Please note that the works of guest artists may contain sensitive or mature material and do not necessarily represent the views of the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Visual artist: TBA
Featured poet: Will Dowd

In Areas of Fog (Etruscan Press, 2017), Will Dowd takes us on a whimsical journey through one year of New England weather in this engaging collection of essays. Written over the course of one year in the tradition of Thoreau’s WaldenAreas of Fog is a collection of poetic musings on New England weather, literature, and history. As unpredictable as its subject, this book combines wit and poetry with humor and erudition. A fun, breezy, and discursive read, it is an intellectual game that exposes the artificiality of genres.

About the author:

Will Dowd is a writer and artist from the Boston area. He earned a BA from Boston College, as a Presidential Scholar; an MS from MIT, as a John Lyons Fellow; and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. His writing and art have appeared in numerous places, including The Rialto, Post Road Magazine, and NPR.org. His collection of essays, Areas of Fog, is forthcoming in November, 2017 from Etruscan Press.