5th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival

September 14 – 17

Thursday, September 14

A Screening of My Letter to the World @ Amherst Cinema, 7 p.m.

A Letter to the World video

Friday, September 15

Poetry Workshops for Students


7 pm –  Poetry in the Planetarium, Bassett Planetarium
Poets: TBD

9 pm – Pizza & Poetry at the Emily Dickinson Homestead



Saturday, September 16

Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon @ the Emily Dickinson Museum

Public Poetry Workshops, including:

Nature Poetry Writing

Facilitator David Leff, New England National Scenic Poet Trail poet-in-residenct

Janet MacFadyen, Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press. Panel of 5 on the poet, the artist, the printer: How to Make a Chapbook.

Burleigh Muten, family writing workshop

Don Chellotti,  Guest Curator for E.E. Cummings exhibit at Hope & Feathers Gallery

Laimah Osman, Drop In workshop: making visual poetry with basic printmaking techniques

EVENING FEATURE: Kaveh Akbar, James Tate Memorial Stage



Celebration with live music & libations

Sunday, September 17

jubilat/Jones Reading Series

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