Settle in with a cup of warm cider as Marta delights us with and illuminating talk featuring her newest book on Emily Dickinson. In addition to writing poetry, The Belle of Amherst was a gardener. Emily cultivated flowers on her father’s property and in the glass conservatory that he added to the Homestead. This lecture explores Dickinson’s gardens through excerpts of her letters, poems, and historic and modern images of her garden. Light refreshments and book signing following the lecture. Registration required. Please note that this event will take place at the Bauer Community Center Fireside Room located at 100 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
$25 members; $35 nonmembers
Preorder Marta’s book for $35 when you register via the link below.
Marta McDowell lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey. She shares her garden with her husband, Kirke Bent, their crested cockatiel, Sydney, and assorted wildlife. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening and The New York Times. Scholars and specialists have read her essays on American authors and their horticultural interests in the journals Hortus and Arnoldia. Her particular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel.