Emily Dickinson's famous coconut cake

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Celebration and Open House

Date: December 12, 2015
Time: 1-4PM
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street, Amherst MA

The 185th birthday of the poet coincides with the completion of the bedroom restoration at the Emily Dickinson Museum. On December 12 join us from 1PM-4PM to celebrate with an open house at the Museum. All are welcome and no admission fee or reservations required.

Tour the Homestead at your leisure. Hear contemporary poets share their work written in the bedroom during its restoration. Contribute to a crowd-sourced commemorative poem. And of course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe!

Scheduled Readings by Contemporary Poets


Kathleen Aguero

Lloyd Schwartz

Karen Skolfield

Barry Maupin

Annie Rogers


Jill McDonough

Donald Vincent

Peggy O’Brien

Ellen Steinbaum


Ide O’Carroll

Susan Snively

Deb Gorlin

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