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October 28-November 1: The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at The Evergreens

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this story-telling celebration of ghosts and all things Gothic at The Evergreens. Co-produced by The Emily Dickinson Museum and TheatreTruck, a roving collaborative, The Aspect of the Place takes the audience through The Evergreens, the home of Austin Dickinson’s family and a 'time capsule' of prosperous nineteenth-century life in a small New England town. The piece honors the House, the spooky delights of Victorian ghost stories, and the idea that phantoms walk within. DETAILS>>

October 20: Teacher Tuesday

The Emily Dickinson Museum's first Teacher Tuesday takes place Tuesday, October 20, from 4 to 6 pm. All educators are invited to this free program where you’ll have the run of the Emily Dickinson Museum. Whether you teach American Literature, Visual Arts, or Science - there's something for you here. Let the museum inspire your next project with your students! DETAILS>>

October 1-4: Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The third annual Amherst Poetry Festival and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon return October 1 through 4, turning downtown Amherst into a must-visit destination for poetry lovers. The Amherst Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Business Improvement District, takes poetry off the page and into downtown Amherst, where literary history and contemporary creativity live side by side. Anchored by the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, the Festival connects the region's rich poetic tradition with some of today's most creative poets. DETAILS>>

Announcing the David T. Porter Prize for Meritorious Work in Dickinson Studies

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of English David Porter had a deep impact on Dickinson scholarship. A new prize in his honor is intended to nurture creative work in that field among a new generation of Five College scholars. DETAILS>>

The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.

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Poem of the Week

My River runs to Thee -
Blue Sea - Wilt welcome me?

My River waits reply.
Oh Sea - look graciously!

I'll fetch thee Brooks
From spotted nooks -

Say Sea - take me?

Fr 219 Reprinted by permission.

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