Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
September 20 – 26

Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon graphic with Tell It Slant Poetry Festival LogoPart of the 2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival:

An Emily Dickinson Museum tradition, the Marathon is a group reading of all 1,789 poems by Emily Dickinson over the course of about 14 hours. For this year’s remote Festival, we are partnering with five other organizations to host the Marathon in two-hour sessions each day of this week. We will be reading from Ralph Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition.

There are two ways to participate in the Marathon: as a reader or as a listener. It can be especially rewarding to be a reader for some sessions and a listener for others:
  • Listeners sit back and enjoy the group reading, which beautifully blends the voices of volunteer readers coming to Dickinson from different places, times in their lives, and levels of familiarity with the Poet. Listeners need to simply click “register” in the platform to sign up.
  • Readers volunteer to read 6-10 poems as part of the circle reading. Reader spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in being a reader, please click register in the Festival platform, then fill out the Register as a Marathon Reader form to learn more and request a space. Readers of all levels of experience are invited to participate!

REGISTER AS LISTENER

THE SCHEDULE:


Monday, September 20
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 1
with the Emily Dickinson Museum
5:00 pm ET


Tuesday, September 21
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 2

with the Jones Library
12:00pm ET


Wednesday, September 22
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 3
with the Houghton Library
5:00pm ET


Thursday, September 23
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 4

with the Frost Library
12:00pm ET


Friday, September 24
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 5
with the Folger Shakespeare Library
3:30pm ET


Saturday, September 25
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 6
with the Emily Dickinson International Society
5:00pm ET


Sunday, September 26
Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Part 7
with the Emily Dickinson Museum 
11:30am ET


To reserve your spot and learn more about each program:
my.eventcadence.com/events/tell-it-slant-poetry-festival-2021

 

Support The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival and Honor Someone Special:
Admission to all Festival events is free, but online donations, especially those made in honor or memory of family, friends, or colleagues are heartily encouraged and vital to the future of this beloved annual event. All gifts are tax deductible and will be recognized as part of the Festival. 

2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival Schedule

 

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