Reading Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! with Carl Rollyson (Virtual Course)

Date / Time

  • December 14, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 28, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 11, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsored by Margaretta and Jack Noonan Registration Tuition for this course is $300. 10% off for Rosenbach members and the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. Thanks to our generous sponsors, scholarships are available for this course to cover tuition. Learn more and apply here. This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of age (more…)

Shakespeare and the Fantastic (Virtual Course)

Date / Time

  • December 15, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • January 5, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • January 19, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • February 2, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • February 16, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner Registration Tuition for this course is $250. 10% off for Rosenbach members and the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of age or older. This is a virtual program held over Zoom. Please check your spam folder (more…)

[IN PROGRESS] Libraries and Liberty: The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten Bates (Online + In-person Course)

Date / Time

  • December 15, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by Liza and Jonathan Seltzer Registration Tuition for this course is $200. Rosenbach members and the Delancey Society save 10%. Not a member? Learn more. Thanks to our generous sponsors, scholarships are available for this course to cover tuition. Learn more and apply here. This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of (more…)

Richard III (Part 2) | Shakespeare Read Aloud (virtual)

Date / Time

  • December 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

The Modern Emily Dickinson: The Anti-Belle of Amherst | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • December 22, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Belle of Amherst. The recluse who lived a life of quiet passion. For a century the Emily Dickinson of public imagination was confined to the decorous hall of The Nineteenth Century Poetess–eccentric, but never improper. But Emily was far more audacious and lively, a woman whose adventurous art and challenging ideas continue to resonate today.

Two Gentlemen of Verona | Shakespeare Read Aloud (in-person)

Date / Time

  • January 7, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

Written In My Heart: James Joyce and Irish Authors | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • January 8, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“When I die Dublin will be written in my heart,” James Joyce proclaimed of his homeland. Ireland has inspired  storytellers for centuries, and The Rosenbach is home to an incredible collection of their work. In this program we’ll explore a wide array of holdings, including Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes for his gothic classic Dracula, correspondence from the iconic and incomparable Oscar Wilde, and, of course, one of our most famous holdings, Joyce’s manuscript of his Modernist masterpiece Ulysses. The influence of these authors continues to be felt far beyond their time, and far beyond Ireland’s rugged shores. 

The Duties of the Tea Table: Exploring the History and Culture of Tea | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • January 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by William and Anna Marie Petersen Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Visitors are required to wear masks at the event. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If (more…)

The Comedy of Errors | Shakespeare Read Aloud (virtual)

Date / Time

  • January 21, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

William Butler Yeats: Enchantment and Rage with Vicki Mahaffey | Virtual Course

Date / Time

  • January 24, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 21, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 7, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner Registration Tuition for this course is $200. 10% off for Rosenbach members and the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of age or older. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have (more…)