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These Fevered Days with Martha Ackmann at GCC Senior Symposium

These Fevered Days – Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson

On Tuesday, March 9, 2-3 pm the Greenfield Community College Senior Symposium program is bringing you discussion about Martha Ackmann’s new book These Fevered Days: The  Pivotal Moments in  the Making of Emily Dickinson. There is no cost.

Martha Ackmann will discuss and read from her new book, THESE FEVERED DAYS: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson (Norton) . The new biography unravels the mystery of Dickinson’s life through ten decisive episodes that distills her evolution as a poet. Utilizing thousands of archival letters and poems as well as never-before-seen photos, the book constructs a remarkable map of Emily Dickinson’s inner life. Kirkus Review hailed THESE FEVERED DAYS for its “radiant prose, palpable descriptions, and deep empathy for the poet,” Ackmann writes with “panache,” the Boston Globe declared, “in a lucid narrative grounded in solid research colored by appreciative warmth.”

Martha Ackmann, author of Curveball and The Mercury 13, writes about women who have changed America.  The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, she taught a popular seminar on Dickinson at Mount Holyoke College. Ackmann’s essays and columns have appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The play, Toni Stone, based on her book Curveball, opened to wide acclaim in New York City, and is now playing in regional theatres across the country,

There is no charge for this talk, but you must sign up at the Senior Symposium Greenfield Community College

The program will run for two weeks after the initial Senior Symposium presentation There is no  charge for watching it during the two weeks. If you’re watching this presentation in real time—that is, as it is first being presented at the designated Senior Symposium Zoomcast, you’ll be able to use CHAT for questions,  but if you’re watching the replay in the two weeks designated for program access when we will not be “live,” the CHAT feature will not be active because you’ll be actually watching a “rerun.” Which will include today’s Q&A.

2 comments to These Fevered Days with Martha Ackmann at GCC Senior Symposium

  • Sounds like a fascinating presentation (and a fascinating book)! I’ll have to read more about the book–maybe I’ll put it on my library list.

  • Pat

    Beth – Martha is a Emily Dickinson scholar and wonderful speaker. If you can’t see it tomorrow there are 14 days when it will be online day and night- free. Martha has also written Curveball about a black woman in baseball, and The Mercury 13 about the women who tried to join the men on the way to the moon. However, President Johnson stopped their tests which were going well (too well maybe) and called their part off.
    https://marthaackmann.com/books/

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