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 in 2015

William Nicholson (Photo by Finn Beales)

Sunday, March 8, 2015
A reading of Amherst by novelist William Nicholson

Time: 3 pm
Location: Amherst Woman's Club, 35 Triangle Street, Amherst
Fee:  Free

The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to welcome novelist and screenwriter William Nicholson for a reading of his new novel Amherst. The novel is about two love affairs set in Amherst: one in the present, one in the past, and both presided over by Emily Dickinson.


Ken Burns (Photo by Cable Risdon)

Monday, April 13, 2015
Tell It Slant Award Ceremony

Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Kirby Theater at Amherst College
Fee:  Free

Tell It Slant supper with Ken Burns
Time: 5:30 pm
Fee: $100 per person, $175 per couple

The Emily Dickinson Museum is presenting the 2015 Tell It Slant Award to acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The awards ceremony is free and open to the public. The Tell It Slant Award is presented annually by the Emily Dickinson Museum Board of Governors to honor individuals whose work, in any field, is imbued with the creative spirit of America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson.


Poetry Walk

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Poetry Walk and Members Day
Details TBA

Past Events