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Past Events

The Props assist the House -:</br>Restoring the Homestead (Part 1)</br>Thursday, July 15, 6-7pm

The Props assist the House -:
Restoring the Homestead (Part 1)
Thursday, July 15, 6-7pm

In the first of a three-part series, go behind the scenes of the restoration of Emily Dickinson's home with Museum Director Jane Wald ...
2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival Call for Proposals

2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival Call for Proposals

The Emily Dickinson Museum is now accepting proposals for the ninth annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival), a virtual event held September 20-26, 2021 ...
A Secret told:</br>An Evening with Alena Smith and Martha Ackmann</br>Wednesday, June 30, 7pm

A Secret told:
An Evening with Alena Smith and Martha Ackmann
Wednesday, June 30, 7pm

Donors appreciation event featuring Alena Alena Smith, creator of the award-winning Apple TV+ series Dickinson, and Martha Ackmann, author of These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson ...
“Bloom – is Result – to meet a Flower”: Dickinson’s Flowering Favorites with Marta McDowell</br>Friday, June 25, 12:30pm

“Bloom – is Result – to meet a Flower”: Dickinson’s Flowering Favorites with Marta McDowell
Friday, June 25, 12:30pm

Join Marta McDowell, master gardener, landscape historian, and author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life for a close look at blooming cultivars from the Homestead in Amherst ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, June 24, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 24, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
Gail Thomas, Nicole M. Young and Amina Jordan Mendez ...
Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</br>Thursday, May 27, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, May 27, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence May 2021 featured poets:
Melissa Range and Erica Charis-Molling ...
<b>Virtual Poetry Discussion Group</b></br>May 18 & May 28

Virtual Poetry Discussion Group
May 18 & May 28

The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly, September through May, for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters ...
<b>“A Mighty Room” Virtual Studio Session: Bedroom</b></br>Friday, May 7, 12-1pm

“A Mighty Room” Virtual Studio Session: Bedroom
Friday, May 7, 12-1pm

Spend a “sweet hour” in Emily Dickinson’s creative space where she penned her startling poetry. Let this quiet virtual experience jumpstart your next creative journey.  ...
Annual Poetry Walk</br>Saturday, May 15, 11:30am

Annual Poetry Walk
Saturday, May 15, 11:30am

In honor of the 135th anniversary of the poet’s death, join the Emily Dickinson Museum for an engaging virtual poetry reading and "walk" through Amherst, the town she called “paradise.”  ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, April 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, April 22, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence April 2021 featured poets:
Jennifer Franklin, Philip F. Clark, Fred Marchant and Mervyn Taylor ...
<b>A Poetry Month Archives Tour at Houghton Library</b></br>Wed., April 14, 6:30pm

A Poetry Month Archives Tour at Houghton Library
Wed., April 14, 6:30pm

A very special behind the scenes look at the Dickinson collection at Harvard University's Houghton Library ...
<b>Virtual Poetry Discussion Group</b></br>April 16 & April 20

Virtual Poetry Discussion Group
April 16 & April 20

A monthly lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters ...
<b>Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series</b></br>Thursday, March 25, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, March 25, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence March 2021 featured poets:
Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Amy Dryansky, and W. Todd Kaneko ...
<b>Virtual Poetry Discussion Group</b></br>March 19 & 26

Virtual Poetry Discussion Group
March 19 & 26

The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly, September through May, for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters ...
“A Mighty Room” Virtual Studio Session: Library</br>Thursday, March 4, 12-1pm

“A Mighty Room” Virtual Studio Session: Library
Thursday, March 4, 12-1pm

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 library. Let this quiet virtual experience jumpstart your next creative journey ...