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Poetic Pairings: Anne Bethel Spencer and Pedro Ximenez

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.


Poetic Pairings: Francis Ellen Watkins Harper and Ripasso

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.


Shakespeare’s Sonnets in the Folger’s Collection

Assistant Curator of Collections Elizabeth deBold shares items related to Shakespeare’s sonnets, part of a presentation preceding the October 5 poetry reading with Diane Seuss and t’ai freedom ford.


Poetic Pairings: Phillis Wheatley and Provisioner Red

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.



Resource Guide: ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen

The Folger continues its Virtual Book Club on October 7, 2021 with ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft and astronomy in the early modern period.


Modern Witchcraft: A Biodynamic Wine List from DCanter

To accompany our October 7 discussion of ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen, our friends at DCanter have curated a biodynamic wine list especially for our conversation.




Collection Connections: ‘We That Are Young’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares items she presented on September 2, 2021 as an introduction to ‘We That Are Young’ by Preti Taneja.