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

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Amherst Art Walk with Rich Michelson, Five College poets Jocelyn Mosman,
Poorna Swami, and Melanie Chitwood

Time: 5 - 8 pm
Location: The Homestead
Fee: Free

Free tours of Emily Dickinson's bedroom and light refreshments will be offered from 5 pm to 7 pm. Poetry will take place from 6:45 pm until 8 pm in the Homestead parlor. Northampton Poet Laureate Rich Michelson will read from his new collection More Money than God. Opening for him will be Five College poets Jocelyn Mosman and Poorna Swami (Mount Holyoke) and Melanie Chitwood (Hampshire).

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
Tickets to the Award Supper with Ken Burns are now sold-out. If you'd like to be added to the wait-list, please contact

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