ESU Kentucky Branch

A Message from the Kentucky Branch President

The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU US) is a non-profit, non-political, educational service organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community.

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News And Events

Region VII Meeting

Join fellow members from Region VI branches in the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky for a weekend of conversation, discussion, decisions, and, of course, the inevitable dining and merry making.

Registration Fee: $100.00 per person, payable to the Kentucky Branch.

The business meeting on April 16 will be held at
The Brown Hotel, 4th & Broadway in Louisville.

For more details and registration information, please download this document.


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The 24th Annual ESU/Shakespeare Competition

The 24th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Competition was held on March 1 at Bellarmine Univeristy. 

Judges were:

Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director, Kentucky Shakespeare

Kathi E. B. Ellis, Director, Josephine Summerstage

Dr. Chuck Hatton, Bellarmine University Professor of English 

Dr. John Gatton, Bellarmine University Professor of English                                

Keith McGill, Actor, teaching artist, stand-up comedian

The winners were:

1st Place - Mylon Joseph Cox, Youth Performing Arts High School, Georgette Kleier, teacher

2nd Place - Alex Francke, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Paul Thomas, teacher

3rd Place - Courtney Calmiese, Atherton High School, Andy Perry, teacher


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Congratulations 2015 BUSS Scholars

The Kentucky Branch, English Speaking Union's Scholarship Committee is delighted to announce the 2015 Scholars who will attend the British University Summer School Program:

Patrick Griffo, Bellarmine University to study History, Politics & Society at Oxford University.

Matthew Reicherbach, Bellarmine University to study English Literature at Oxford University

Adeline Wilson, University of Louisville to study Contemporary Literature at the Scottish Universities.

Matthew Waldrop, Male High School, Louisville, KY to study History, Politics & Society at Oxford University.

Natalie Gibson, June Buchanan School, Pippa Pass, KY to study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre.


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