Emily Dickinson Museum Announces Completion of $705,000 Capital Campaign

July 27, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens has announced the completion of its first capital campaign, which successfully raised more than $705,000 to fund the first steps in the long-term development of the museum as an historic site dedicated to the appreciation of Emily Dickinson’s life and poetry.

“Celebrate the Herbarium!” at the Emily Dickinson Museum Sept. 30

September 20, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Ukrainian Scholar Mariya Ustymenko Working at Amherst College on Fulbright Grant

November 6, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Mariya Ustymenko, an assistant professor of English at the Institute of Philology, Department of English Language for Humanitarian Faculties at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University in Kyiv, Ukraine is doing research on the topic of “American Women Poets and the Quest for Self-Identity” at Amherst College this academic year on a Fulbright Foreign Scholar grant.

Emily Dickinson Museum Celebrates the Poet’s Birthday Dec. 9

December 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Emily Dickinson Museum will host its annual Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the anniversary of Emily Dickinson’s birth (Dec. 10, 1830). Continuing a beloved tradition, the first 176 guests to the museum will receive a rose offered by an anonymous donor in honor of the poet. The event is free and open to the public.

Poet Peter Covino '85 to Read at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Peter Covino, a 1985 graduate of Amherst College and author of two collections of poems, will read at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Stephen Nissenbaum To Speak on “Christmas With the Dickinsons” at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will present a lecture by historian and author Stephen Nissenbaum on “Christmas with the Dickinsons: Bedpost Stockings and Laurel Wreaths” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

“Stray Dog Cabaret” Poetry at Amherst Center for Russian Culture Feb. 5

Concert of “Musical Orientalism” Art Songs at Amherst College March 14

Poet Daniel Hall To Read at Amherst College April 16

April 10, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Daniel Hall, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College and the author of a new collection, Under Sleep (2007), will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hall’s reading is free and open to the public.

Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk To Commemorate Poet’s Death May 12

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum will host its annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. The event, which is held each year on the Saturday closest to the poet’s May 15 death, stops at historic spots in Amherst significant to Dickinson and incorporates readings of about 30 of her poems.

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