Past Events

Graphic for Emily Dickinson's 193rd birthday. Dickinson is photoshopped to stand in front of ballons and big text with the numbers 193.

SOLD OUT – Emily Dickinson 193rd Birthday Open House
Sat., Dec. 9, 1-4:30pm ET

(IN-PERSON PROGRAM) You are cordially invited to the Emily Dickinson Museum’s in-person celebration of the poet’s 193rd birthday!...
the Evergreens surrounded by beautiful fall trees

Duties beautifully done:
A Dickinson Birthday Celebration
Monday, Dec. 11, 6pm ET

(VIRTUAL PROGRAM) - A celebration of Emily Dickinson’s 193rd birthday with Executive Director Jane Wald and Dickinson scholar Martha Nell Smith...
Dickinson's shawl laid across her bed in the Homestead

Behind the Scenes with Collections (Part 3)
Wed., September 13, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - The final installment of a series exploring the collection of the Emily Dickinson Museum...
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Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon
September 25 – October 1

HYBRID PROGRAM - An Emily Dickinson Museum tradition, the Marathon is a group reading of all 1,789 poems by Emily Dickinson over the course of 7 sessions...

Tell It Slant Poetry Festival 2023 Schedule
September 25 – October 1

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...

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, September 28, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence September 2023 featured poets:
Aldo Amparán, Catherine-Esther Cowie, and Ron Welburn...
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Tell It Slant Awards Night
Friday, September 29, 6:30pm ET

HYBRID PROGRAM - Honoring Marilyn Nelson, Alena Smith, and the Founders of the Emily Dickinson Museum...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, August 17, 6pm ET

IN-PERSON PROGRAM - Phosphorescence August 2023 featured poets:
Yamini Pathak, Ilan Stavans, and Devanshi Khetarpal...
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Dickinson Screening
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1pm ET

HYBRID PROGRAM - A screening of clips from Apple TV+'s hit series Dickinson with special guests Anna Baryshnikov (Lavinia Dickinson), Adrian Blake Enscoe (Austin Dickinson), and costume designer Jennifer Moeller...
A close-up of about 30 books collected in the Homestead library

No Frigate Like A Book Club 2023

VIRTUAL SERIES - Join fellow enthusiastic readers in discussion of novels inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson...
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Late Night Garden Party
Saturday, Sept. 30, 7pm ET

HYBRID PROGRAM - Join us in Emily Dickinson’s garden (or virtually) for a garden party with our headlining poets Marilyn Nelson and Abigail Chabitnoy...
the Homestead lights are on at night time

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series 2023

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them...

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

IN-PERSON PROGRAM - An engaging poetry walk through Amherst, the town she called “paradise”...
Wallpaper conservationist Carolyn Frisa carefully peels wallpaper from the wall of the Evergreens

Behind the Scenes with Collections (Part 2)
Thursday, July 6, 6:30pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - The second in a three-part series exploring the collection of the Emily Dickinson Museum...
a person is holding a notebook belonging to martha dickinson bianchi

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...