Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

THESE FEVERED DAYS w/ Martha Ackmann

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please Join Us for a Reading & Discussion w/

MARTHA ACKMANN

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

In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson’s life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson through her religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, which prefigured her lifelong ambivalence toward organized religion and her deep, private spirituality. We see the poet through her exhilarating frenzy of composition, through which we come to understand her fiercely self-critical eye and her relationship with sister-in-law and first reader, Susan Dickinson. Contrary to her reputation as a recluse, Dickinson makes the startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, writes anguished letters to an unidentified “Master,” and keeps up a lifelong friendship with writer Helen Hunt Jackson. At the peak of her literary productivity, she is seized with despair in confronting possible blindness. Utilizing thousands of archival letters and poems as well as never-before-seen photos, These Fevered Days constructs a remarkable map of Emily Dickinson’s inner life. Together, these ten days provide new insights into her wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature’s most enigmatic figure.​​​​​​​

Martha Ackmann, author of These Fevered Days, Curveball, and The Mercury 13, writes about women who have changed America. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Ackmann taught a popular seminar on Dickinson at Mount Holyoke College and lives in western Massachusetts.

Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Author and Organizer Guidelines

If you would like to be considered for one of our events, please contact our event coordinator at 215-222-7600 or events@pennbookcenter.com. Please provide the following information:

A short summary of the publication, along with the publisher name, ISBN, retail price, and date of publication. If you have an advance copy and any reviews of the book, please share those with us. We will not return the advance copy.

We promise to provide the following:

Guidelines and Regulations:

Kids:

Check out our Kids and YA adult books and sidelines; Stop by for Saturday Story Hour Each Week at 10 am.
Images of Kids and YA Inventory (to buy).
Images of Kids in the Store at Readings.

Community:

For information about book clubs, school and local programs, Contact our Store Manager.