SAVE THE DATE
Book Lover’s Brunch: Saturday, April 4, 10am-12pm, Large Meeting Room
Martha Ackmann, These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson [Release date: February 25, 2020]
Julie Dobrow, After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet
National Poetry Month is coming and you can join the celebration by attending this year’s Book Lover’s Brunch, April 4, spotlighting Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest poets. Meet authors Martha Ackmann and Julie Dobrow, whose newly released books, These Fevered Days and After Emily, examine Dickinson’s life and work in original, radically different ways. Utilizing thousands of archived letters, poems and never-before-seen photos, Ackmann skillfully captures Dickinson’s inner life, adds new insight into her wildly original poetry, and vividly portrays one of American literature’s most enigmatic figure. Drawing on hundreds of never-before-published primary sources including hidden diaries, long-lost letters, photographs and scanned original manuscripts, Dobrow meticulously recounts the extraordinary untold story of mother-daughter editors Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham, who brought Dickinson’s genius to light.
Ackmann’s essays and columns have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times. A frequent New England Public Radio commentator, she has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and the BBC. A long-time Gender Studies Department member at Mount Holyoke College, Ackmann taught an Emily Dickinson seminar in the poet’s Amherst, MA home.
Dobrow, a Tufts University professor, holds appointments in the department of Child Study and Human Development and in the Tisch College of Civic Life. She also directs the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts. Her writing has appeared in Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications.
This April 4 event includes book signings and is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Library. Seating is limited; registration at the online Cary Library Program Calendar is required and opens on March 4.
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