5th Annual Poetry Marathon

5th Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
Saturday, September 26, 2009
7 am - 10 pm
The Emily Dickinson Museum
Fee: No charge

On Saturday, September 26, Emily Dickinson lovers of all ages can get up with the birds to join the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, a day-long marathon reading of all 1,789 poems by Emily Dickinson.  The Marathon will take place from 7 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. at the Emily Dickinson Museum.  The event is free and open to the public.  Parking is available on Main Street and on surrounding streets.

Whether you’re a long-time Emily Dickinson fan or someone hoping to experience her marvelous work for the first time, this is the perfect chance to engage with Dickinson’s poetry in the place where she composed it.  The Marathon attracts poets, writers, journalists, children, college students, families, teachers, poetry lovers and even people who thought they didn’t like poetry.    All are welcome to stay for the full 16+ hours or to drop by to appreciate just a single poem.