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 Spring 2022 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

Robin Black, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway Bookmarked
November 16 | 6:00 -7:00 pm
Sponsored by Jacqueline and Eric Kraeutler

Stephanie Feldman, Saturnalia
December 14 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm


In Conversation With VIRTUAL Sponsorship

  • $1,000 for program

Lucasta Miller, Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph
November 9 | 2:00 pm -3:00pm.
Sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart


Reading Course Sponsorship

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

[POSTPONED] The Curator’s Toolkit: Up Close and Personal with The Rosenbach’s Collections (in person)
10 sessions at The Rosenbach: Sept 13, Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 | 6:00–8:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Gage Johnston and Jack I. Jallo and Danthu Phan and Will Luttrell

Libraries and Liberty: The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten Bates (virtual and in person)
4 sessions at The Rosenbach and online: Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10, Dec 15 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Liza and Jonathan Seltzer

Reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with David Wallace (in person)
4 sessions at The Rosenbach: Oct 6, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 1 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Allen and Judy Freedman

Learning Ulysses Online with Robert Berry (virtual)
9 sessions online: Oct 12, Nov 2, Dec 14, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 12, May 3, May 31 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. EDT

Reading Ulysses at The Rosenbach with Jean-Michel Rabaté (in person)
9 sessions at The Rosenbach: Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 5, May 10, Jun 7 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. EDT

Stop for Death: Poetry, Prose, and the Unknown with Black History Maven, Kalela Williams (virtual)
4 sessions online: Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30 | 6:00 -7:30 p.m. EST

Reading Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! with Carl Rollyson (virtual)
6 sessions online: Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14, Dec 28, Jan 11 | 7:30–9:00 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Margaretta and Jack Noonan

Reading Paradise Lost with Anne Hall (in person)
4 sessions at The Rosenbach: Nov 3, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9 | 6:30–8:00 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Genie and James Murphy

Reading Moby-Dick with Hester Blum (virtual)
6 sessions online: Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 14, Apr 11 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. EDT

Shakespeare and the Fantastic (virtual)
5 sessions online: Dec 15, Jan 5, Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner


Performance at The Rosenbach Sponsorship

  • $5,000 for program, reception, and dinner for up to 9

Dracuthon at the Trinity Center for Urban Life (in person)
October 14- October 15| 4:00 p.m. -8:00 a.m. EDT
Sponsored by Kitty and Bob DeMento


Bibliococktails Sponsorship

  • $1,500 for recognition and four tickets

Drinking with Dickens Bibliococktails: A Ghostly Christmas (in person)
Dec 9 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. EDT


Behind the Bookcase Tour Sponsorship

Sponsored by William and Anne Marie Petersen

$1,500 for the full year

  • Curiouser and Curiouser: A Look at Lewis Carroll (Sun, August 28- 2:00-3:00 pm)
  • Fakes and Forgeries (Sun, September 4- 2:00-3:00 pm )
  • Mexico: Race and Revolution in the Borderlands (Thurs, September 8- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Early Hebrew Books II: The Lost Tribes of Israel (Thurs, September 22- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Mostly Monarchs: Royal Relics at The Rosenbach (Sun, Oct 2- 2:00-3:00 pm)
  • Rebellious Love: Exploring Queer History, Art and Literature at The Rosenbach (Thurs, October 13-6:00-7:00 pm )
  • Dracula: The Enduring Monster (Wed, October 26- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Dracula: The Enduring Monster (Thurs, October 27- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Drafting a Masterpiece: Celebrated Writers from the Collection (Sun, November 6- 2:00-3:00 pm)
  • Civil War: Voices from America’s Darkest Conflict (Thurs, November 10- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • A Warm Heart and a Cold Eye: The Legacy of Herman Melville (Sun, December 4- 2:00-3:00 pm)
  • The Art and Industry of Bookmaking (Thurs, December 8- 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • The Modern Emily Dickinson: The Anti-Belle of Amherst (Thurs, December 22- 6:00- 7:00 pm)

Lunchtime Talks at The Rosenbach

Lunchtime Talks at The Rosenbach are sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner

Lunchtime Talk with Josh Hitchens, author of Haunted Philadelphia
October 4 | 12:30-1:30

The Storied Past and Future of Philadelphia’s Athenaeum: Lunchtime Talk with Beth Hessel, Director of the Athenaeum
November 1 | 12:30-1:30


Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud

This program is sponsored by Genie and James Murphy

In Person

  • Macbeth, Saturday, October 1| 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Measure for Measure, Saturday, December 3| 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Virtual

  • Richard III (part 1), Saturday, November 19 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Richard III (part 2), Saturday, December 17 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Additional Programming

FREE Fall 2022 Open House
September 24, 12:00-6:00 pm

The Vampire’s Mystery: Notes on a Monster
October 28, 29, 30 | 8:00-9:00 pm