Darien Library welcome author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, Marta McDowell. In addition to writing poetry, Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst was a gardener. She cultivated flowers on her father’s property and in the glass conservatory that he added to the Homestead. Marta McDowell will explore Dickinson’s gardens through excerpts of her letters and poems, and historic and modern images of her garden.
Marta is working on a new book about The Secret Garden and its author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, due out from Timber Press in 2021. She is the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America's Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement.
This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you'd like to add to your collection, please visit their website.