Past Events

Emily Dickinson's white dress on a stand in her bedroom

“A Mighty Room” Studio Session: Bedroom, December 18, 12-1p.m.

Sweet hours have perished here; This is a mighty room; Within its precincts hopes have played, — Now shadows in the tomb.   -J1767      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 ...
birthday

Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration, December 10, 2020 from 12-1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to celebrate the birthday of Emily Dickinson at her home. ...
daguerreotype in gilt frame of Amherst College

Emily Dickinson’s Amherst College, December 4, 12-1:15pm

  Join Museum staff for a lively lunchtime talk about the impact of Amherst College on the life of poet Emily Dickinson.  The Dickinson family were instrumental to the College during its first 75 years, beginning with Samuel Fowler Dickinson’s part in its founding and continuing with Edward and Austin’s combined 60 years of service ...
arts night

Amherst Arts Night with The Literacy Project, December 3, 2020

Share your creative work at our monthly open mic. ...
poetry

Poetry Discussion Group, November 19 & 20, 2020

This discussion group meets monthly to discuss the poetry and letters of Emily Dickinson. ...
the inside of the homestead library

“A Mighty Room” Studio Session: Library, November 14 from 10:30-11:30am – REMOTE PROGRAM

Sweet hours have perished here; This is a mighty room; Within its precincts hopes have played, — Now shadows in the tomb.   -J1767  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 ...
arts night

Dickinson In Translation: Amherst Arts Night Poetry Reading, November 5, 2020 REMOTE

Visit our monthly pop-up art exhibition and open mic. ...
poetry discussion

Poetry Discussion Group, October 16, 2020

Join us for our monthly poetry discussion group. ...
arts night

Amherst Arts Night Virtual Reading: October 1, 2020 at 6:30pm – REMOTE PROGRAM

Our monthly remote poetry reading, featuring three poets every first Thursday ...
poetry festival

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival: Remote Event

Join us for a celebration of contemporary creativity at the 2020 Amherst Poetry Festival. ...
EMILYTOBER: A collection of prompts for Artober

#Emilytober Prompt List – Be Inspired, October 1st – 31st!

We are so excited to be participating in #Artober, by releasing our own list of prompts consisting of lines from Emily Dickinson poems! ...
poetry disc

Poetry Discussion Group, September 18, 2020

Engage in lively conversation about the poetry and letters of Emily Dickinson. ...
arts night

Amherst Arts Night Virtual Reading: September 3, 2020 at 6:30PM – REMOTE PROGRAM

Join us for our monthly Arts Night Out reading, featuring three authors with new books this year. ...

Martha Ackmann Virtual Book Talk and Q&A, August 16, 2020, 5-6 p.m. (EST)

Discover the book that provides new insights into Emily Dickinson. ...