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Please join us in OSilas Gallery for an evening lecture by Caroline Vega, assistant curator of Literary & Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum.  Ms. Vega will be discussing the Morgan’s current exhibition,  I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson.

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886.

Although Emily Dickinson is known to be a recluse in her later years, come hear from Ms. Vega about Dickinson’s active social and rich intellectual life as a young woman.  Ms. Vega will also focus on several of her poems and the presentation will be enhanced by an array of visual materials that speak to the fertile intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived.  There  will be a brief question and answer period.

Light refreshments will be provided.  $45 per person / $40 for OSilas Gallery members.

Please click here to secure your reservation or call Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at 914-337-9300×2173 to make your purchase. Space is limited.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson will be on view at The Morgan through May 28, 2017.