Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Rosenbach is one of the most vibrant intellectual and cultural centers of Philadelphia—a gathering place for public programming and discourse based on a world-class humanities collection. Our programs and exhibitions reach 10,000 event attendees, researchers, students, and literary lovers across Greater Philadelphia and the world every year. The Rosenbach’s annual fundraiser—The Rosenbacchanal—has grown to be a robust and sophisticated celebration of this Philadelphia treasure.
The Rosenbacchanal unites lovers of great literature and raises crucial funding to support our collection, programs, and work. This year, our guests will come together for Rosenbacchanal 2020: Young Voices of The Rosenbach, with the Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Mia Concepcion to honor nearly three centuries of contributions from young writers, poets, and artists who transformed society through their passion and vision, and whose works are found in The Rosenbach collection today.
Rosenbacchanal 2020 will be held at The Rittenhouse, on May 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 PM with cocktail hour, a seated dinner, and a reading by Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Mia Concepcion of an original poem inspired by The Rosenbach collection.