Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration and Open House

Saturday, December 12 from 1-4PM


The 185th birthday of the poet coincides with the completion of the bedroom restoration at the Emily Dickinson Museum. On December 12 join us from 1PM-4PM to celebrate with an open house at the Museum. All are welcome and no admission fee or reservations required.

  • Tour the Homestead at your leisure
  • Hear contemporary poets share their work written in the bedroom during its restoration
  • Contribute to a crowd-sourced commemorative poem
  • And of course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe!

Scheduled readings by contemporary poets:


Kathleen Aguero

Lloyd Schwartz

Karen Skolfield

Barry Maupin

Annie Rogers



Jill McDonough

Donald Vincent

Peggy O’Brien

Ellen Steinbaum



Ide O’Carroll

Susan Snively

Deb Gorlin