Past Events

Annual Poetry Walk 2023
Saturday, May 13
10am-12pm ET

IN-PERSON PROGRAM - An engaging poetry walk through Amherst, the town she called “paradise” ...
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Behind the Scenes with Collections (Part 1)
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - The first in a three-part series exploring the collection of the Emily Dickinson Museum ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, May 18, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence May 2023 featured poets:
Eleni Sikelianos, Gillian Conoley, and Dara Weir ...

Color – Caste – Denomination –
Wednesday, May 3, 7pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Discussion of the Dickinson family’s settler colonial roots, industry in Amherst, the town’s changing demographics, musical influences on the poet, and more ...

2023 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival Call for Workshop Proposals

Now accepting proposals for the 11th annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival, held September 25 – October 1, 2023! Submissions Due: Thursday, May 11th at 11:59PM, EST ...
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Garden Days 2023
Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3

IN-PERSON PROGRAM - Join a group of fellow volunteers to aid in the cultivation and growth of the historic Dickinson family landscape ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading: LitFest
Saturday, Feb. 25, 12pm ET

IN-PERSON PROGRAM: Phosphorescence Amherst College LitFest featuring poets Victoria Chang and Tyehimba Jess ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, November 17, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence November 2022 featured poets:
Indran Amirthanayagam, Margo Taft Stever, and Susana Case ...
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Emily Dickinson Birthday Open House
Sat., December 10, 1-4pm ET

Happy 192nd birthday, Emily Dickinson! For the first time in 3 years, we'll be celebrating Dickinson's birthday from the place she called home (the Homestead). Join us for free tours, activities, music, and treats! ...
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Emily and Sue
Wed., November 30, 5:30pm ET

Composer Dana Kaufman screens Emily and Sue, a pop opera ...
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Emily Dickinson Virtual Birthday Celebration
Wed., December 7, 6pm ET

Happy 192nd birthday, Emily Dickinson! Join us for a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Emily Dickinson Museum's collections, which contains more than 12,000 artifacts ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 27, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence October 2022 featuring poets:
.chisaraokwu. and Shin Yu Pai ...
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Folger Shakespeare Library Birthday Tribute
Mon., December 12, 7:30pm ET

Virtual reading with a moderated conversation to follow from The Evergreens ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, April 28, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence April 2022 featured poets:
Saida Agostini, Shauna M. Morgan and Tara Betts  ...

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival 2022 Schedule

The annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival is an event with international reach that celebrates Emily Dickinson’s poetic legacy and the contemporary creativity she and her work continues to inspire from the place she called home ...