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Reception Report

We had a marvelous time in April at the home of Jennifer and Stan Beckelman. The evening was warm, the house overflowed with members and guests. There are simply none more welcoming than the Beckelmans. A very big Thank You to the bar managers Steve Dorn and Joe Harrington. Given the number of folks at this event, they worked non-stop! The buffet table was overflowing courtesy of Alison Ellison, Norma Jean Kritsonis, Ingeborg Dunlap, Margaret Read, Sarah Navarre, Marlene Holbrook, JennyBeckelman, Ann Dickerson, Delia and Joe Marloich. The food was simply superb!!

 

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REGION VIII 2014 SPRING MEETING RECAP

Although attendance was low (10 people including the ESU Executive Director), delegates from Seattle, Portland, and Denver participated in a lively and informative meeting in Tucson AZ on March 29th Executive Director Chris Broadwell lauded Seattle once more for the outstanding national conference last September. He has visited a number of branches. Many of these branches have excellent programs that appear to be well kept secrets! National wants to get information about various programs from the branches so that they may be highlighted on the national website. Despite the closing of some branches (National is administering their Shakespeare programs), one branch actually got revived through the Shakespeare Competition. A student from Ogden UT participated in the Denver Competition, and the student's teacher is considering starting a branch in Ogden. So new branches can indeed get started from our activities.

 

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Congratulations to Marina...

Marina Tarlinskaya's book, "Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561—1642," has been accepted for publication by Ashgate Publishers. Publication will occur later this year.

The book contains an analysis of various numerically measurable properties of the verse of essentially all known poets of the period. From it one can obtain a "signature" of each poet, which is then useful in determining the authorship of anonymous works, or the identification of authors act-by-act for collaborative works.

 

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Member news from Barbee Tucker-Pigott

Dear ESU Friends,

Thank you for the many cards and emails expressing condolences upon learning of the death of my grandson, Torin Tucker. Your warm thoughts have been a solace and I appreciate each one. Torin was an amazing young man and I am grateful to have had him in my life. (For more information, you can google his name.)

Barbee Tucker-Pigott

 

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March Reception News

The home of Phyllis Failor was the venue for the March reception—a lovely and comfortable place. A big thank you goes to Phyllis and also to Gay Saunders who organized the bountiful table for the reception.

The following are the people who helped Gay, providing the food: Josephine Hays, Mary Mohler, Ingrid Philbrick, Sarah Atwood, Eleanor Monroe, Allison Ellison, Norma Jean Kritsonis, Julie Albright and, of course, Gay Saunders.

It was a wonderful evening with great food, great drinks (thanks to Joe and Steve) and great attendance including three of the past scholarship winners (thank you, Loveday). A real success!

—Marlene Holbrook

 

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