Program sponsorship

Sponsorship allows The Rosenbach to offer public programs to thousands of literature lovers around the world for free or low-cost. Below is a list of programs and courses available for sponsorship in the Winter 2023 season. To learn more, please contact Director of Development Bethany Chisholm at [email protected]. For full descriptions click here.

In Conversation with LIVE Sponsorship

  • $1,500 for program
  • $2,000 for program plus reception
  • $3,000 for program, reception, and dinner for up to 9

Pennoni Panel: Is a Book Still a Book if Not a Book?
April 13 | 6:00 -7:00 pm
Sponsored by Vivian and Mark Greenberg

Paterson Joseph, Finding Ignatius Sancho’s Voice
April 27 | 6:00 -7:00 pm

Left Bank: The Visionary Women Behind James Joyces and Ulysses Film Screening
June 9 | 6:00pm

Dr. Claire Hutton on “Women and the Making of Ulysses” (virtual)
June 14 | 6:00 -7:00pm

Reading Course Sponsorship

  • $1,500 (pays for two course scholarships)

Reading Austen’s Emma with Juliette Wells
4 sessions online: Apr 3 and 17, May 1 and 15 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. EDT

Reading Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying with Carl Rollyson
6 sessions online: Apr 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, Jun 1 and 15 | 7:30 -9:00 ET

Reading Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way with Rebecca Goldner
Sponsored by Susan Muller
4 sessions online: Apr 13 and 27, May 18, Jun 1| 6:30–7:30 p.m. EDT

Goth Transformations: Monsters and Mad Science
With the Ghoul Guides, Dr. Lauren Nixon and Dr. Mary Going
5 sessions at the Rosenbach: May 2, May 16, May 30, Jun 13, Jun 27| 6:00–7:30 p.m. EDT

Emily Dickinson in the Garden with Travis Foster
4 sessions at the Rosenbach: Apr 15, Apr 29, May 13, Jun 3| 2:00–4:00 p.m. EDT

Ladies of the House of Love: A Feminist & Queer Gothic Literature Book Club
3 sessions in person at The Rosenbach: Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 | 7:00 -8:00 p.m. EST

Behind the Bookcase Tour Sponsorship

Sponsored by William and Anne Marie Petersen

$1,500 for the full year

  • Sunday, April 2, 2PM: Sleuths and Spies
  • Thursday, April 6, 6PM: Titanic: The Rise of Rosenbach
  • Thursday, April 20, 6PM: Fakes and Forgeries
  • Sunday, May 7, 2PM: Creating Identity and Breaking Convention: Wheatley, Browning, Dickinson and Women Poets
  • Thursday, May 18, 6PM: Early Hebrew Books IV: Learning the ways of the world. The Gratz family in Philadelphia
  • Thursday, May 25, 6PM: Mostly Monarchs: Royal relics at the Rosenbach
  • Sunday, June 4, 2PM: Written in My Heart: James Joyce and Irish Authors
  • Thursday, June 8, 6PM: Written in My Heart: James Joyce and Irish Authors
  • Thursday, June 22, 6PM: Langston Hughes, Alain LeRoy Locke, and the Harlem Renaissance


Sunflowers and Peacocks: A Widle-ly Aesthetic Biblococktails
Wednesday, June 28 | 6:30 p.m.


“Written by Phillis” Open Rehearsal and Show and Tell
Sunday, April 30 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Modernists & Movement: Yoga in the Garden
Friday, Apr 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 | 4:00 -5:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Talks

Sponsored by Lenore Steiner and Perry Lerner

  • Tuesday, April 4, 12:30pm-1:30 p.m.: The European Illuminated Manuscript, A Cultural Tapestry
  • Tuesday, May 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Before the Sissy: Girls-Boys in Nineteenth-Century America: Lunchtime Talk with Travis Foster


Welcome to America Open House 
Saturday, June 24 | 12:00 -6:00 p.m.