Learn about poet Emily Dickinson at the Mattatuck Museum this week. The museum presents a program titled "The Eccentric Poet of Amherst: Reclusive Genius, Emily Dickinson," led by Phil Benevenuto, the former Chair of the English Department at Crosby High School and a historian for the city of Waterbury. He'll discuss her works, her life, where she fits in American literature, and will present his images of the world she created at her family's compound in Amherst.
The Eccentric Poet of Amherst: Reclusive Genius, Emily Dickinson
Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5 members, $10 nonmembers, Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St., Waterbury, (203) 753-0381, mattatuckmuseum.org. Call to register.