Course: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Date / Time

  • November 30, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • December 7, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • December 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Tuition for this reading group is $100. Registration will open to Delancey Society members on August 22, to members on August 29, and to the public on September 5. Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition. Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click (more…)

Burns Night at the Rosenbach

Date / Time

  • January 25, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music.






Course: Vampire Literature

Date / Time

  • November 11, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 9, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 13, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 10, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 10, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 14, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Tuition for this reading group is $300 Registration will open to Delancey Society members on August 22, to members on August 29, and to the public on September 5. Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition. Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click (more…)

Bibliococktails: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Date / Time

  • January 12, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description Further details and registration to come. Bibliococktails The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held almost every second Friday, programs include light refreshments and themed cocktails provided by Quaker City Mercantile. 21 and up. (more…)

Bibliococktails: Drinking with Dickens

Date / Time

  • December 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description Further details and registration to come. Bibliococktails The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held almost every second Friday, programs include light refreshments and themed cocktails provided by Quaker City Mercantile. 21 and up. (more…)

Bibliococktails: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Date / Time

  • November 10, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description Further details and registration to come. This event coincides with our Frankenstein & Dracula exhibition. Bibliococktails The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held almost every second Friday, programs include light refreshments and themed cocktails provided by Quaker City Mercantile. 21 and up. (more…)

The Mystery of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

French literary critic Roland Barthes famously published an essay titled “The Death of the Author,” which argues against interpreting literature primarily in light of the author’s politics, religion, or historical context. For Barthes, to prioritize an author’s meaning is to impose a limited interpretation onto a work of literature, rather than considering the many meanings and interpretations …

Course: Othello by William Shakespeare

Date / Time

  • September 20, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This course includes 1 session and 1 field trip to Lantern Theatre’s production of Red Velvet, about a 19th-century African American actor and his career portraying Othello onstage. Details to come.






“A Certain Woman,” or A Renaissance Poetry Standoff

Your husband flees to another country after Mary Tudor becomes Queen of England. When he goes, he tells another man to “look after” you. Thirty years later, you have a Renaissance poetry stand-off with the man in Queen Elizabeth I’s court and you win. The nature of the 16th century court can get very confusing …

When Mary Met Percy: A Love Story

What’s a good love story without a little bit of drama? Sure, there’s something to be said of happy couples riding off into the sunset, hand in hand, but what people really want are stories full of pain, struggle, heartbreak, infidelity, poverty, loss, and just enough love left over to keep things interesting. While most …