DOPE Board of Directors
Ms. Qwerty Lee Dickinson
Mr. Angstrom "Angst" Dickinson
Ms. Bonnie Barrow
Chagrin Falls, OH
Mr. Jarvis MacKinnon III
Ms. Dorothy "Lottie" Dawe
Mr. Philo Remington
Mr. Tobias Hugginkhist IV
New York, NY
Ms. Eudora Ruby Dickinson
Mr. Lemuel Stuart III
Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes VI
Mr. Neil Patrick Harris
Bevery Hills, CA
Mr. Jim Asher
ANNUAL EVENTS SPONSORED BY DOPE:
Emmett Lee Dickinson's Birthday
On the weekend nearest to October 12th, DOPE sponsors the Emmett Lee Dickinson Birthday Celebration and Conference.
Click on the photograph at the right to enlarge it for details of 2012's conference -- which included Oprah Winfrey, Merl Reagle, Jackie Evancho, and more!
Info on the 2013 DOPE conference is HERE.
Info on the 2013 DOPE conference is HERE
Deja Vu Days
Deja Vu Days in beautiful and historic Washerst, PA, began in 1959 when Jedreck Wasniewski, a descendant of one of Washerst's founders, began the two-weekend event to mark the 88th anniversary of the founding of the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts (DOPE).
In 1871, Dickinson scholars and devotees met in Washerst on two consecutive weekends in November (once on November 2nd, and then again on November 9th) to form the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts. Both meetings are shown in the two photographs on the right (the November 2, 1871 meeting is on the left; the November 9, 1871 meeting is on the right).
To commemorate the two meetings, Wasniewski established Deja Vu Days -- and Washerstians have been celebrating the events every year since 1959.
ACT NOW! It's FREE! Fill in the information above, click "Submit," and soon you'll receive your official DOPE membership card AND your complimentary annual pass to the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum WITH 25 LOADS OF FREE LAUNDRY!
All things Emmett Lee Dickinson (poetry, museum stuff, Washerst facts and figures, etc.) © 2013 & 2014 by Jim Asher