Defending Shakespeare's relevance in today's society is a tall order but the winners of the Seventh Annual Howard F. Beckley High School Writing Competition did so with eloquence and style. The Annual ESU Denver Branch Holiday Party, held December 3, was a time for members to gather, ring in the season and honor the young writers who secured the prizes for this year's competition by answering the question "Why is Shakespeare still relevant today?" The students, in attendance, read their entries aloud while members of the selection committee presented the remaining winning essays.
There was also plenty of time for socializing and Holiday Cheer as members and guests enjoyed food and drink provided by the Branch Board. We extend a special thank you to Patterson Benero for the use of the Denver Women's Press Club and her history lesson of the venue. Thanks also to members who donated 17 children's books to Reach Out & Read Colorado.
Ruth Beckley and Writing Competition Winners
Members Enjoy Holiday Festivities
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