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.