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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Audience sitting and watching a woman speak at a podium in a room of the Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic

Join us at the Emily Dickinson Museum during Amherst Arts Night Plus on July 11, 2019, for our monthly Open Mic. Poets, writers and performers of any kind are welcome! Come early to view the pop-up, contemporary art exhibition in the Homestead by our featured artist. The Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by this month's featured readers. Those who would like to share their work should arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. to sign up.

This month's featured reader will be announced at a future date. This month’s featured artwork is our Conservatory Art Installation, In Suspension, by Tereza Swanda, Ingrid Pichler and Fletcher Boote. The exhibit will be accompanied by a dance piece by Kelly Silliman.

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.

RAD Self Defense

RAD Self Defense classes

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course is a comprehensive self defense program for folks who self-identify as trans or cis women and/or nonbinary. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.

Please email RAD@amherst.edu to sign-up and bring a friend!

Writing with Miss Emily: A Camp for Writers Aged 9-12

In Writing with Miss Emily, young writers between the ages of 9 and 12 will be immersed in the creative work of Amherst’s most famous poet. From July 8 to 12, 2019, young writers will see Emily Dickinson's world from a poet’s point of view. The creatively inspiring and encouraging camp will meet daily at Amherst's Jones Library. During the week, attendees will spend one day touring and writing at the Emily Dickinson Museum, including in the poet’s recently renovated bedroom. At the end of the week, families and friends will join the accomplished writers for a reading at the Jones Library.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Jones Library and Mass Cultural Council. To register or for more information, please email edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Registration Required