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The Slave is Gone
November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Author Aife (pronounced ee’-fah), Murray will talk about her new creative video endeavor, The Slave is Gone (the title is from Emily Dickinson’s Civil War-era poem “The Light Burns Sure”), which aims to expand the audience’s understanding of little known local stories about Western Mass and Amherst youth in the podcast and through supplemental features. Based on Aífe Murray’s Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language, it is ‘the show that talks back to Apple TV’s DICKINSON.’
Aífe Murray created, produced and staged the ensemble event An Emily Dickinson Sensorium introducing the poet’s word-shop through the senses (LitCrawl NYC 2012), and has taught 19th century style baking using Emily Dickinson’s recipes and methods (#OldSkillsNewMinds, UUSA 2015). She has been in residence (2004) and a scholar advisor (2019) for the Emily Dickinson Museum.