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Author Awarded

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.

 

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Holiday Party

 The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union

Cordially invites you to a festive

Holiday Party

At the home of
The British Consul General
Ms. Susie Kitchens

15 Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00 PM

 

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Andres Dubus III Event

THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION of BOSTON
Will HONOR the AWARD WINNING
and PROMINENT AUTHOR

ANDRES DUBUS III
as
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
on
Wednesday, November 12, 6 o'clock
at
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.

 

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ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE For teen from Scituate High School

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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Annual Garden Party

The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union
Cordially invites you to a
Festive Garden Party and Champagne Reception.

The event will be held at the lovely home of
Eli and Jody Dow
3:00 P.M. Rain or shine
Sunday, June 8, 2014

The proceeds from this annual garden party, our major fundraiser, are to benefit the ESU Education Fund, which supports the Shakespeare Competition for high school students. More than 20,000 talented teenagers from schools in the Greater Boston area have participated in this annual educational event over the last 30 years.

 

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