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 

Fall 2018

'a mighty room': Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

A rare opportunity to seek inspiration in the Poet's own creative space! DETAILS>>

2018 Gardener-In-Residence Programs

Garden historian and author Marta McDowell leads volunteer opportunities and public programs across three seasons at the Museum. DETAILS>>

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October 19 Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group

 

The Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly for a lively discussion of Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters. DETAILS>>

 

November 1 Amherst Arts Night Plus

On first Thursdays of the month enjoy art, poetry and more for free at the Emily Dickinson Museum. DETAILS>>

November 4 Dickinson's Eden: A Performance by the Red Skies Music Ensemble

Join us for an autumnal concert by the Red Skies Ensemble. This program illuminates the confluence of Dickinson’s musical engagements in home music making with her sister Vinnie and the life-time botanical passion that helped form her personal soundscape bridging her musical, poetic and natural worlds.  DETAILS>>

A person holding a book of poems.

November 16 Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group

 

 

The Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly for a lively discussion of Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters. DETAILS>>

 

December 2 After Emily: A reading and book signing by Julie Dobrow

After Emily (Norton, 2018) is a a new biography that weaves together the stories of Dickinson and her posthumous editors, exploring how these fraught relationships affected the introduction of the poet's work to the world. DETAILS>>

December 6 Amherst Arts Night Plus

On first Thursdays of the month enjoy art, poetry and more for free at the Emily Dickinson Museum. DETAILS>>

December 8 Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration

Each year on the Saturday closest to Dickinson's December 10 birthday, the Museum holds an open house with activities and birthday cake to celebrate our favorite poet! 

Past Events