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 in 2016

July, August, September

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

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

July 23

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

July 29

"how neighborly a thing": A Picnic at the Museum

Pack a picnic and join us for a neighborly evening in the garden. DETAILS>>

July 30

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 4
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. DETAILS >>

August 6

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 12

Free Fun Friday 

Admission to the Museum is free on this day of fun sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. DETAILS>>

August 13

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 20

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 20

'Mornings in our Garden': Garden clean-up days 

Volunteer your Saturday morning to cultivating the historic Dickinson landscape. DETAILS>>

August 21
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

September 1
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month.

September 15-17

Amherst Poetry Festival and The Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The Amherst Poetry Festival takes poetry off the page and into downtown Amherst, where literary history and contemporary creativity live side by side. DETAILS>>

Past Events