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Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
280 Main Street
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Join us on May 18, 2019 for the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk! This event honors the anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. This spring, the Walk will explore the poet’s many local sources of inspiration, including the arts, nature, her personal relationships, and her cherished books. To pay homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, we will also read contemporary poems that have been influenced by her life and work.

The Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Homestead lawn and proceeds on foot through Amherst, stopping at sites significant in Dickinson’s life, and concluding at the poet’s grave in West Cemetery. At the cemetery, participants are invited to read a favorite Dickinson poem or original work in memory of the poet. Please arrive promptly at 10:15 a.m. to be assigned a poem to read. Latecomers are welcome to join the tour at any stop!

Wheelchair accessible parking is available at the Homestead; all other vehicles are asked to park on the street or use town parking, a short walk from the Museum. For more information about accessibility on the Walk, call 413-542-2034. The Poetry Walk takes place rain or shine.


Date: May 18
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Address: 280 Main Street

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Phone: (413) 542-8161


Organizer Name: Emily Dickinson Museum
Phone: (413) 542-8161