Amherst Emily Dickinson FEST!!!! Now Through the Weekend

Kindly Stopping for Emily Dickinson

Amherst’s annual celebration of one of its most famed artists begins Thursday, Sept. 14, and carries on through the weekend with the Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon. The fest, held at various locations, features a day-long marathon of reading Dickinson’s 1,789 poems aloud (starts at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Emily Dickinson Museum); Poetry in the Planetarium with Dara Wier and Bianca Stone; Kaveh Akbar reading; art exhibits; workshops; Emily Dickinson documentary screening; and jubilat/Jones season kickoff. Nearly all of the events are free.

Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon: Thursday, Sept. 14-17. Various times and locations, mostly around the Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. For an event schedule, (413) 542-8161.

— Kristin Palpini,

Kristin Palpini

Author: Kristin Palpini

Editor of the Valley Advocate

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