ESU Savannah Branch

A Message from the Savannah Branch President

The Savannah Branch is the third oldest branch of the English Speaking Union in the United States. our branch is vibrant, growing and fun. Not only do we have monthly speakers but each meeting end with cocktails.

In September, December, January and June the branch sponsors social events either at members homes or at Savannah's finest private clubs

We generally on the third Sunday of September thru June, starting with the President's reception and ending the the Queen's Birthday party. Our meetings emphasize not only the English language but also English culture, history and literature. We meet in the Ralston Room, of Cranmer Hall, the educational building of St. John's Church, one of the last outposts of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, a masterpiece if English in itself.

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News And Events


With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Caroline Downs  from Savannah, GA, a student of Jacqueline Smith at Savannah County Day School in Savannah, placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Caroline previously won the ESU Savannah Branch competition.

The winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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