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

Franklin Edition of The Poems of Emily Dickinson

November 20

Poetry Discussion Group

"Till every spice is tasted": Spices in Emily Dickinson's Work and World

Join us with guest leader, Cindy Dickinson (not related) for a special discussion group meeting at the Alumni House. DETAILS>>

December 3

Amherst Art Walk

First Thursdays monthly the Museum participates in the Amhert Art Walk. Enjoy highlight tours and contemporary poetry readings in the Dickinson family parlor. 

December 12

Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration and Open House

Join us in celebrating the poet's 185th birthday with an open house, cake, and a look at the newly restored bedroom. DETAILS>>

December 19

A Dickensian Christmas with the Dickinsons

Trace the history of Christmas celebrations in the Dickinson households. Each tour includes a reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a Dickinson family favorite, by author Tony Abbott. DETAILS>>

Past Events