Past Event

Meet Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst

A Road Scholar Program by Paddy Lynn

Renowned Poet, Emily Dickinson comes to life as International Storyteller and Actress, Paddy Lynn, presents: “Meet Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst.” Audiences are welcomed into the home of Miss Dickinson and are treated to her warmth and hospitality as they hear her share her fondest memories of life in Amherst, Massachusetts. Laugh, cry, and reminisce with Emily as she speaks of her childhood, life before and after the Civil War, and all the important people who surrounded her. Delight in her emotional and intellectual charm, and all her eccentricities as she shares some of her most memorable poems. Discover why Emily Dickinson, with an opus of more than 1,775 poems to her name, has become one the country’s most preeminent poets of the nineteenth century and perhaps, all literary tradition.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sarah Watkins at