Our programs reflect the extraordinary diversity of their interests and restless intellects and also encompass most of Victorian literature and culture, for the Brownings knew practically everyone in that extraordinary era. The Society also founded The Browning Institute, which saved the poets’ Florentine home, Casa Guidi, from commercial development.
We have welcomed visitors to our meetings at the National Arts Club, which are held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of October through May. Considering current events we will be now participating on Zoom. Programs last about 45 minutes, and are followed by a question and answer session with the speaker and refreshments. The only requirement for membership is your interest in the poets; we ask no special knowledge or expertise.
Our May gathering is the Society’s annual meeting and lunch to commemorate the birth of Robert Browning on May 7, 1812. In addition to programs by distinguished speakers, we present the awards for our annual citywide high school poetry contest; the winners are our guests, and read their work for us. Our ongoing collaboration with nearby Gramercy Arts High School, Clinton High School, and Xavier High School, encourages interested students to attend and participate in our meetings.
New York City High School Poetry Winners Date Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Time 1:00PM The 2022 Winners Have Been Announced!! We close out our 2022 season by celebrating our annual New York City High School Poetry Competition. Our President, James Kepple, will give a brief talk before inviting six student winners to read their wining […]
Dr. Jerome Wynter Presents “The Cosmopolitan EBB” Date Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Time 6:00PM VIA ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606566230 by Laura Clarke We hope that you will be able to join us for Dr. Jerome Wynter’s talk “The Cosmopolitan EBB” on April 13 at 6:00pm. About Dr. Wynter: Bio: Jerome Wynter is working on a book […]
Date Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Time 6:00PM Dr. Dino Franco Felluga Presents “Browning and the Virtuous Act” Join on ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84763857583 by Laura Clarke We are excited that Dr. Dino Franco Felluga will be presenting his recent work on Robert Browning at our March meeting, which will be held on March 9th at our new […]