Looking Back at The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst is a one woman play about poet Emily Dickinson. Thirty
years ago actress Julie Harris came to Amherst to revive the role she played on Broadway. WFCR’s Charlene Scott takes a new look at the play.

This weekend, the Emily Dickinson Museum celebrates the poet’s work, and will Show a film of The Belle of Amherst.

New Portrait of Emily Dickinson Graces Jones Library

In conjunction with the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Emily Dickinson Society, which convenes this weekend at Amherst College, the Jones Library of Amherst is exhibiting a newly-donated painting of the 16-year-old Belle of Amherst by Sunderland, Mass. artist Guillermo Cuéllar. The painting gains accuracy from Cuéllar’s extensive research into period dress and textiles. He even matched the color of Dickinson’s hair from a lock of the poet’s own tresses.