Twelfth Night Revel

To benefit Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Join us for an unforgettable literary celebration and an evening filled with great poetry, lively music, irresistible food, and sparkling conversation.

2016 Guest Poet, Rita Dove, photo © Fred Viebahn

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, this signature event will mark the first time under the recently renamed Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (Rose Library), formerly known as MARBL. 

We are honored to have guest poet Rita Dove join us for this special night. Rita Dove was the first African American to be appointed as U.S. Poet Laureate (1993-1995) and was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1987. Also, Emory Professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey and her husband Brett Gadsden will serve as this year’s Chief Revelers in recognition of their significant contributions to Rose Library, Emory University, and the scholarly world. It is an opportunity not to be missed.

Since the first Twelfth Night Revel was held 15 years ago, this signature event of Rose Library at Emory has become an unforgettable way to celebrate the spirit of poetry. We hope you will join us for a wonderful meal, great company, and poems read aloud by special guests.

If you wish to sign up to be a Patron or to purchase your tickets to the event (available January 2016), please click HERE. We look forward to a sparkling evening of poetry, music, and revelry with you on February 27, 2016.

For information: Alex Wan,, 404-727-5386.

  • Event: Twelfth Night Revel
  • Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Location: Robert W. Woodruff Library
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm