Past Events

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Phosphorescence Contemporary Poetry Series 2024

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

Poetry Walk 2024
Saturday, May 11
10am-12pm ET

IN-PERSON PROGRAM - An engaging poetry walk through Amherst, the town she called “paradise”...

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 2)
Thursday, July 6, 6:30pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - The second in a three-part series exploring the collection of the Emily Dickinson Museum...
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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 Contemporary Poetry Series
Thursday, May 16, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence May 2023 featured poets:
Richard Michelson, Ivy Schweitzer, and Al Salehi...
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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...

Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 19, 6pm ET

VIRUTAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence October 2023 featured poets:
Allison Adair, Krysten Hill, and DeMisty Bellinger...
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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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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 22, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence June 2023 featured poets:
Ocean Vuong, Joseph Fritsch, and Yanyi...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, July 20, 6pm ET

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Phosphorescence July 2023 featured poets:
Rebecca Pelky, Lisbeth White, and Carolina Hotchandani...
Marta Macdowell and a volunteer work in Dickinson's garden

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...
Marta Macdowell and a volunteer work in Dickinson's garden

Spring Garden Days 2024
Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1

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...