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

 

February 19
Poetry Discussion Group

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry.  A different facilitator each month helps to navigate the deeper waters of Dickinson's poetry. Learn about this month's session. DETAILS>>

 

March 2
Emily Dickinson Museum 2016 Opening Day

Join us on Wednesday, March 2, as the Emily Dickinson Museum opens for 2016. Our schedule is Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

 

March 3
Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly 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.

 

March 18
Poetry Discussion Group

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry.  A different facilitator each month helps to navigate the deeper waters of Dickinson's poetry. Learn about this month's session. DETAILS>>

 

April 7
Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly 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.

 

April 15
Poetry Discussion Group

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry.  A different facilitator each month helps to navigate the deeper waters of Dickinson's poetry. Learn about this month's session. DETAILS>>

 

April 28
Poem In Your Pocket Day

Join us at the Museum as we celebrate the annual Poem In Your Pocket Day. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, the Emily Dickinson Museum, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets. 

 

May 5
Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly 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.

 

May 14
Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

The annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk marks the May 15, 1886 death of Emily Dickinson with a walking tour that includes readings from her poetry at locations important to the poet on the Museum grounds and throughout downtown Amherst.

 

May 20
Poetry Discussion Group

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry.  A different facilitator each month helps to navigate the deeper waters of Dickinson's poetry. Learn about this month's session. DETAILS>>

 

June 2
Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly 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.

 

June 3-5
Garden Days

Volunteers are asked to bring their energy, enthusiasm, and garden know-how to our annual Garden Days cleanup and preparation of the Museum gardens and grounds for summer.

 

July 7
Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly 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.

 

July 16
Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A 19th Century Children's Circus

Come celebrate the summer in a tradition the Dickinson children first established in the 1800s. Games, crafts, music, a parade around the Homestead garden and much more will take place on this fun, family-friendly afternoon.

Past Events