Course: Rumi and Wine: Exploring the 13th Century Mystic Poet

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Date / Time

  • October 4, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • October 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • November 1, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

  • Tuition for this course is $200.
  • Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you are unsure if you qualify for the discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected].
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  • This class will feature wine and is 21 and up only.


Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, is one of the most widely read poets in the world and one of the top selling poets in America over the last several decades. There have been a multitude of English translations with different interpretations of his work and different takes on both the poetry’s literal meaning and what the work has come to mean in the modern world. Although known for heartfelt love poems and dramatic narratives, Rumi’s work is spiritual in nature, stemming from the Sufi teachings. In our meetings, we will look at many of Rumi’s quatrains and lyrical poems with a wide scope, not setting out to prove or disprove what he meant with his words, but rather what he means to the reader. We will explore the mystical world of Sufism, Rumi’s life and motivations, and how wine plays a role in his poetry, as we also imbibe a few glasses ourselves.


Download the Rumi and Wine: Exploring the 12th Century Mystic Poet course syllabus here

About the Instructor

Daniel Wolkow teaches literature and writing at Penn State Abington and Rowan University. He earned his MA in English with a focus on Poetry from Millersville University and is ABD from the University of Texas at Dallas where he focused on interdisciplinary studies with a focus on aesthetics and history of ideas. He has 18 years teaching experience and has given many lectures on Rumi and sufi poetry.


This course is sponsored by Moore Brothers Wine Company. 

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