Holiday Party Invitation
Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Free and open to the public
Registration is NOT required
David Lough's No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money contributes to the Boston Athenæum's impressive collection of biographies, including several on Winston Churchill. The volume also deepens the Athenæum's collection of books that offer multiple perspectives on United States and European history.
The popular image of Winston Churchill is of a life of champagne and cigars but, behind the scenes, he struggled to prevent his personal financial problems from engulfing his political career. Only fragments of this story have previously emerged, but Lough has now pieced it together with the help of unprecedented access to the private records of Churchill and his associates.
New York City, April 27, 2015 -- With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Sarah Spalding, a student of John Watt at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, won first prize at the 32nd annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition was held on April 27th at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 57 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Sarah had previously won the ESU Hawaii Branch regional competition. Her prize for placing first is a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Young Actors Summer School in London, England.
The runner up of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Evelyn Johnson, representing the Philadelphia Branch of the ESU, won a full scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center's Theatre Camp in Staunton, Virginia. Third place winner, Elizabeth Mears, representing the Boston Branch of the ESU, won $500 from The Shakespeare Society.
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program: Brunel Lecture - Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston.
Tour of The Museum of World War II - Saturday, May 9 beginning at 11:00 AM.
ESU Garden Party - Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 PM.
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Congratulations to our finalists, who will be competing this Saturday, February 7th!
The final round will be held on February 7 at the Mount Ida College Campus Center Theater at Mount Ida College. The theater is located at 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA, 02459.
The finals will commence at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Event – January 24, 2015 at Mount Ida College
On Saturday, January 31st at 10:30 AM the English-Speaking Union of Boston will hold the Shakespeare Competition Semi-Finals at Mount Ida College. The Finals will also be held at Mount Ida On February 7th at 1 PM.
Parking is available in the visitor lot which is directly to the left when you enter campus. Please proceed across the street to the downstairs entrance of the Campus Center.
Brunch will be available for $7.25 and is available between 11 am – 2 pm and there will be a private dining room with a sign indicating: "Reserved for Shakespeare Competition"
The English Speaking Union of Boston honored Andre Dubus III (left) this week as the ESU 2014 Author of the Year. Presenting the award is Boston Branch president, Paul Boghosian, of Belmont. Dubus is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His most recent book, Dirty Love, published in the fall of 2013, was a New York Times "Notable Book" selection, a New York Times "Editors' Choice", a 2013 "Notable Fiction" choice from the Washington Post, and a Kirkus "Starred Best Book of 2013". Dubus, an award winning teacher, lectures at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union
Cordially invites you to a festive
At the home of
The British Consul General
Ms. Susie Kitchens
15 Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill, Boston
Thursday, December 11, 2014
THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION of BOSTON
Will HONOR the AWARD WINNING
and PROMINENT AUTHOR
ANDRES DUBUS III
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Wednesday, November 12, 6 o'clock
THE UNION CLUB
Eight Park Street, Boston
ESU recognizes writers with a distinct voice that when combined with extraordinary use of the English language produces writing that can be most memorable and profound, enlightening and entertaining and extremely worthy of a reader's concentrated attention. Such is the voice of our ESU Author of the Year Andre Dubus Ill.
New York City, May 5, 2014 -- Captivating audiences with a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, John Duff from Scituate, Massachusetts, a student of Ty Lemerande at Scituate High School in Scituate, placed as a semi-finalist in the 31st annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition was held on May 5th at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 58 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. John had previously won the ESU Boston Branch regional competition.
John Duff, semi-finalist in the 2014 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.
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