After Emily: A reading and book signing with Julie Dobrow

Sun, Dec 2 2018 - 2:00pm
Amherst Woman's Club
after emily

When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, she was unknown outside the circle of her family and friends. After her death, her sister Lavinia found the cache of nearly 1,800 poems and sought an editor who could decipher the confusing manuscripts and put them into publishable form. Though the poet never met Mabel Loomis Todd face-to-face, their correspondence afforded Todd the insight she would later need as she and her daughter Millicent Todd Bingham shaped Dickinson's literary legacy.

For author Julie Dobrow, the story of Mabel and Millicent’s lives and their integral role in editing and publicizing Emily Dickinson’s poems and shaping the myth of the so-called “Belle of Amherst” has been waiting in the archives. Now, in AFTER EMILY: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet the full story behind Mabel and Millicent’s work is finally revealed.

After the reading stay for refreshments and have your book signed by the author! Books will be available for purchase. 

Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum in partnership with the Amherst Historical Society.

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35 Triangle Street, Amherst, MA 01002 Parking available
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Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
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