Odyssey: Living History Part 2: Emily Dickinson and Dorothy Parker

From "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" to "Brevity is the Soul of Lingerie": The Words of Emily Dickinson and Dorothy Parker

Arguably the Mother of American Poetry, Emily Dickinson changed the landscape of poetry in this country, though not until many decades after her death in 1886. Learn about her life, her work, and the long battle for her nearly 1,800 poems to be read by the public. Dorothy Parker, who jazzed into the literary scene in the early 1900s, channeled her energy and wit into first New York, then Hollywood. Follow her bumpy ride through life as Colleen Webster brings both of these writers to life in her performances.

Homewood campus
Thursday, March 23 and 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $51

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission; spouse/same-sex domestic partners for 50 percent. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.