Past Events

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

Phosphorescence May 2021 featured poets:
Melissa Range and Erica Charis-Molling...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 24, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
Gail Thomas, Nicole M. Young and Amina Jordan Mendez...
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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...
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“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. ...
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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.” ...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, August 26, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence June 2021 featured poets:
W.J. Herbert, Mary Robles and Dennis James Sweeney...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, September 23, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence September 2021 featured poets:
Chloe Martinez, Rodney A. Brown, Elizabeth Metzger and Moriel Rothman-Zecher...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 28, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence October 2021 featured poets:
Somrita Ganguly and Danielle Legros Georges...

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...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, November 18, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence November 2021 featured poets:
Rosemarie Dombrowski and Resi Ibañez...
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Major Restoration Project Launches

The Emily Dickinson Homestead embarks on the next phase of historic restoration. 
This project will restore more of the National Historic Landmark home of one of America's greatest poets to its period of historic significance...
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Virtual Poetry Discussion Group
April 16 & April 20

A monthly lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters...
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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, December 16, 6-7pm

Phosphorescence December 2021 featured poets:
Julia Lisella and Cammy Thomas...
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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...
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“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...