Friends and Members of the New York Browning Society,
Welcome to our 115th Season! We have made it together all these
years! The start of this year began with our participation in
National Translation Month two weeks ago at a new venue
for the society, The Westbeth Community Room at 155 Bank
Street in Manhattan. We also met under the auspice of a new time
at 6:00 Pm in the evening. It was a great pleasure to have read
from Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” to highlight this
new era of the Browning Society. The event was a success,
typically identified by wine, cheese and crackers, in my opinion
a slight upgrade to the cookies and coffee of the past.
Please take a look at the meeting itself online via at
We are inviting you out next week October 20th via ZOOM
for all of our members to discuss our thoughts on the new venue
and time, and to discuss many elements of the currently changing
dynamic between our Society and Society at large. I feel as though
Zoom will be a great opportunity to hear from the voices of those
that could not attend, and those that did, to discuss our feelings
on this venue and the new time going forward. I would like for us to
explore all of the options we have available.
We have also updated our website with a complete archive of all
of our Award Winning Poets since 2012. Take a look at all of the amazing
talent this city has procured over the last 10 years.
I am inviting all of us out to this special meeting to serve as a sounding
board, an informal Browning Society board meeting, and a way to fellowship
with all of our members who were unavailable to make the first meeting
this year. I would love to discuss how everyone is doing, and their thoughts
going forward with this new season.
Please join us on ZOOM 10/20/2021 at 6pm so that we can discuss
all things Browning and Browning Society for our upcoming 2021-2022
I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful and smiling faces as we embrace
the change of the leaves, and the changes upcoming for our Society!
James Browning Kepple
President – NY Browning Society