In-Person In Conversation with Samuel Delany

Date / Time

  • October 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

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

Registration

  • General admission is $15. Student admission is $10.
  • Rosenbach members receive a 50% discount on general admission.
  • Delancey Society members receive free admission to In Conversation With The Rosenbach.
  • Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership.
  • This is an in-person event at The Rosenbach. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation.
  • This event requires proof of vaccination.
  • If you have questions about registration, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society members on August 4, for members on August 6, and for the general public on August 9.

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Description

The Rosenbach invites you to a conversation with iconic author, critic, and memoirist Samuel Delany as he remembers fifty years of writing and shaping the world of speculative fiction. “We write,” Delany believes, “at the intersection of your experience and mine in a way, I hope, that allows recognition.” In the fourth volume in Yale’s Why I Write series, Of Solids & Surds, Notes for Noël Sturgeon, Marilyn Hacker, Josh Lukin, Mia Wolff, Bill Stribling, and Bob White, Delany recalls friends and inspirations that helped to form his unique voice.  

Samuel Delany’s interlocutor for the evening will be Andrew White, Volunteer Manager at the Rosenbach.  

Sponsored by Pamela and Peter Freyd.

Proof of Vaccination

Beginning on September 1, visitors and program attendees must show proof of vaccination along with all ​staff members and volunteers. With limited space for social distancing in our historic house and library, requiring proof of vaccination is the best way to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

  • Visitors and program attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination along with their photo ID at the front desk. We will accept your original CDC issued card or a photo.
  • With the vaccine requirement in place, masks are not required but are encouraged and will be available for use.
  • Visitors who are unable to show proof of vaccination will not be able to visit The Rosenbach at this time, including unvaccinated children under the age of 12.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation With The Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers audience members a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.

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