In Conversation with The Rosenbach

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  • March 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Thomas H. Keels, author of Sesqui! Greed, Graft, and The Forgotten World’s Fair of 1926. Sesqui! is the story of a great American city going off the tracks, thanks to a political machine that crushed dissent, controlled nearly every civil servant and elected official, and even paid the rent on the Democratic Party headquarters and the fair that was meant to be the greatest international exposition the world had ever seen but instead became known as the “Flop Heard ‘Round the World.”

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  • March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Nathaniel Popkin who will read and discuss a new work, To Reach the Spring, which asks, what do we owe our children and grandchildren if the greenhouse gases we contributed to global warming cause extreme suffering or death?

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  • April 25, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Christine Nelson, the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum and author of The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection.

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  • May 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Edward G. Pettit the Sunstein Manager of Public Programs at The Rosenbach. He will be discussing how Philadelphia was more than just the birthplace of American democracy and independence. From the country’s inception, writers from this city were just as interested in the nightmares inherent in our revolutionary society. While Early Republic Philadelphia was a city of high culture in the arts, sciences, publishing and government, inside the cradle of liberty lurked a darkness and it found its expression in Philadelphia Gothic. This fascinating look at how these early Philadelphian authors imagined our collective nightmares will be followed by a cemetery tour that features some of the authors and associates of the tradition of Philadelphia Gothic.

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  • May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Louis Bayard, the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye. His newest novel is Courting Mr. Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln’s best friend, Joshua Speed.