Emily Dickinson daguerreotype, showing the poet seated and facing the viewer, resting one arm on a desk

Folger Shakespeare Library’s Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute, December 9, 2019

Folger Dickinson Birthday Tribute

Join us in Washington D.C. at the Folger Shakespeare Library on December 9 to celebrate the birthday of Emily Dickinson!

Each year, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute brings speakers, scholars, and fans of Emily Dickinson’s work together to celebrate the illustrious poet and her writing. This year, the event will feature Tom Sleigh, reading from his favorite Dickinson poems and sharing his own work, and Lesley Dill, the winner of this year’s Tell It Slant Award

To purchase tickets to the Birthday Tribute, please visit the Folger’s website

If you would like to attend the presentation of the Tell It Slant Award, a limited number of Patron Level tickets are available. Patrons of the Tell It Slant Award will be recognized in programming and receive reserved seating at the event. You may purchase Patron Level tickets online, by calling 413-542-5084, or emailing Development@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org

More about the artists:

Artist Lesley Dill works with paper, wire, horsehair, photography, foil, bronze, and music. Her artworks are in the collections of over 50 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her opera based on Dickinson’s poems, Divide Light, was performed by New York’s New Camerata Opera Company in 2018.

Tom Sleigh’s ten books of poetry include Army Cats (John Updike Award) and Space Walk (Kingsley Tufts Award). His book of essays, The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees, is being published as a companion piece to his latest book of poems, House of Fact, House of Ruin.

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