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Tell It Slant Poetry Festival

September 20 @ 6:00 pm

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A reader touches Emily Dickinson's poems as they lie in the grass in the sunlight.
Photo by Kate Abbott

The Emily Dickinson Museum presents their annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival, an event with international reach that celebrates Dickinson’s poetry and the contemporary creativity she and her work continue to inspire.

The festival will bring a week of workshops, conversations and performances, including a Poetry Open Mic on Sept. 23 with awardwinning poet Nathan McClain, teacher of writing at Hampshire College and Poetry Editor for The Massachusetts Review.

At their Headliner night on Sept. 24 Tyehimba Jess, Sumita Chakraborty, and Lesley Dill will come together in person and online.

Celebrated artist Lesley Dill and filmmaker Ed Robbins will share a glimpse of Divide Light, an Emily Dickinson opera, visual art and film collaboration. Then headlining poets Pulitzer Prize winner Tyhemiba Jess and Sumita Chakraborty will read from their work and discuss their poetic practice and inspiration with Matt Donovan. At the in-person event, music, refreshments and a book signing will follow.

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This year the Festival will be hybrid, with events happening online and at the Museum. On registering for the Festival, you will get an email link to access the event schedule, speaker information and program sign-ups.

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Date:
September 20
Time:
6:00 pm
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Event Location

Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main St.
Amherst, MA
413-542-8161

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