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

September 3
Amherst Art Walk with poet Karen Skolfield

Karen Skolfield will be the featured poet at the Emily Dickinson Museum during the September Amherst Art Walk. The reading starts at 6:45 pm in the Homestead parlor. "Twilight Highlight" tours of the Homestead will also be offered from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm. Tours cost $5, and start roughly every 15 minutes.

September 17-19 and 24-26
Before You Became Improbable

Before You Became Improbable, the immersive theater production based on the correspondence between Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, returns to the Emily Dickinson Museum.  DETAILS>>

October 1-4
Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The third annual Amherst Poetry Festival and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon return to the Museum grounds and downtown Amherst for a four day celebration of historic and contemporary poetry. DETAILS>>

Past Events