December 6, 2018 Arts Night Plus

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Free and open to all! Learn more  at Each month enjoy the following:

  • 5PM-8PM View the pop-up exhibition of contemporary art in the Homestead
  • 5 to 6 pm: Open mic signups for poets, writers, performers of any kind. Share your work in a safe, welcoming, and inspiring place!
  • 6 pm: Open mic begins
  • Featured readers follow the open mic 

About guest artists at the Emily Dickinson Museum: 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.

December 6, 2018 Arts Night:


Featured readers: Writers of The Literacy Project

In December our featured readers are writers of The Literacy Project. The Literacy Project provides adult basic education programs and opportunities that support participants to engage meaningfully and equitably in the economic, social, cultural and civic life of their communities. In five locations in the Pioneer Valley, students work at their own pace in small, comfortable classes, with guidance from staff instructors and support from volunteer tutors. Students of all ages, from 16-76, study with The Literacy Project to reach their goals, whether it's passing the high school equivalency exam, preparing for college and careers, or simply discovering the joy of reading. At The Amherst Literacy Project, 25 students represent 22 different countries.

 The Amherst Literacy Project writers will be reading original work. 





Featured artist: Nancy Meagher

A passion for story telling, local history, and a scarred, emotional and textured surface, Nancy Meagher’s oil paintings on canvas and vintage mosaics hold secrets. Pioneer Valley artist Meagher is a painter, a writer, a teacher, and an Emily Dickinson enthusiast. She was an art specialist at Gill Montague Regional School District for 19 years. She is a member of Gallery A3 in Amherst and has exhibited there, at Hope and Feathers, at Amherst College's Frost Library, and at Amherst Works. She is also a frequent attendee at the Emily Dickinson Museum's monthly Poetry Discussion GroupFind out more about Nancy Meagher here.