Kitchen Improv Artist – ED x2 NYC

Two Manhattan events spotlight Emily Dickinson’s daily domestic life.

Saturday, Sept 15 at 8:15 p.m.  (ArtStar
195 Chrystie Street #700C) as part of the NYC Lit Crawl:

An Emily Dickinson Sense-Surround

Meet the Poet as Gardener, Baker & Musician on her Homestead Farm. What did Emily Dickinson see, smell, taste, touch, and hear in the act of creation? Experience the poet’s world by listening to music she played & poems she wrote — with aroma, touch & tastes from kitchen and garden.

With horticulturist Marta McDowell, historical musician David Giovacchini, the Emily Dickinson Museum director of interpretation Cindy Dickinson, and writer-baker Aífe Murray. Co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International Society.

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. (103 Orchard Street) for a  Tenement Talk where the Tenement Museum meets Downton Abbey.

A writer-to-writer investigation of the creative process and its interplay with domesticity and intimacy using Yankee poet Emily Dickinson and Irish immigrant maid, Margaret Maher, as signature figures.

We’ll meet these two women in the kitchen where together they cook, wash dishes, and write. In the rarely seen female zones, voices and culture press one upon the other to astonishing effect.

How does the figure of an immigrant maid in Emily Dickinson’s story alter our notion of the poet at work?

With award-winning novelist Kathleen Hill in conversation with writer-baker Aífe Murray. Co-sponsored by Glucksman Ireland House.

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