Sweet hours have perished here;
This is a mighty room;
Within its precincts hopes have played,—
Now shadows in the tomb.
Spend a “sweet hour” in Emily Dickinson’s creative space where she penned her startling poetry. Whether you are a writer, an artist, a composer, or a poet, you’ll find solace and inspiration for your artistic output in Emily Dickinson’s conservatory. Let this quiet virtual experience jump-start your next creative journey.
What to expect: As one of a limited number of participants, you will need to find a quiet spot with a good internet connection from which to be immersed in a live feed from Emily Dickinson’s sunny greenhouse on the south facade of the Homestead. In this small glass structure, Dickinson tended flowers “near and foreign,” forging a deep connection that permeated her poetry and daily life. A facilitator in the room gently welcomes you and guides you through three inspirational prompts to help you explore this unique physical and psychic space and unleash your own creativity over the course of the hour. No share-outs will occur in this session, but participants may choose to share materials with the group after the program if desired.
Space is limited for this program. This program is now full.
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