TLab Scholar Jeannine Mortell
Welcome to the home page of the Denver Branch of the English-Speaking Union! Maybe you are here for the first time, visiting a web address given to you by a friend or colleague or following a link from another website. Perhaps you are a member, returning to see what we have done in the recent past and what we are planning for the future. Whatever brought you here, I am glad you arrived!
The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit, non-political educational organization whose mission is to celebrate English as a shared language to foster global understanding and goodwill. We sponsor competitions and scholarships for students and educators; and we offer lectures, cultural programs, social events and travel opportunities for our members. The Denver Branch is one of 68 located throughout the United States and is part of a network of ESUs in over 50 countries around the world. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.
April 30, 2019 — New York City: April 29th may have been a normal Monday for most high school students, but for Sofie Berg from Denver School of the Arts it will be a day to remember forever. Sofie, student of Shawn Hann, placed as a semifinalist at the 36th Annual National Shakespeare Competition celebrating William Shakespeare's birthday while competing against 50 students from around the US on stage at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. The event is the culmination of a year-long competition hosted by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).
To qualify for the National Shakespeare Competition semi-finals, Sofie won the regional ESU Denver Branch Shakespeare Competition earlier this year.
Our next social gathering will be Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 pm, to meet our new scholarship recipients, Dan Anderson and Emily Pool and to cheer on Nicci Guagliardo, who attended Oxford's Creative Writing Program last year, as she competes in Write Club, an open mic night competition at Syntax Physic Opera. Syntax is a pub with great food, and it's located at 554 S. Broadway, about 2½ blocks south of Alameda. There is a $10 cover, and all proceeds go to a charity of the write club winner's choice!
11:00 am-11:30 am Social Time with a Cash Bar Available
11:30 pm - 12:30 pm Buffet Brunch Includes:
cheddar egg bake,mushroom/spinach egg bake, cinnamon french toast, potatoes o'brien, breakfast sausage, bacon, fruit salad, muffins, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm- Meeting and Program:
A review of the 2017-2018 Denver Branch Program Year with reports from the Branch President, Treasurer and Committee Chairs; recognition and thanks to outgoing Board Members; a presentation of the slate of Board Member and Officer candidates by the Nominating Committee; and the election of new Board Members and Officers.
Immerse yourself in the language and world of Shakespeare. Through theatrical performances at the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, lectures with eminent scholars, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and museum visits, you will explore Shakespeare's family homes, enjoy the sites and shops that make Stratford-upon-Avon a unique destination, and gain a new perspective on how the Bard's legacy continues to shape our lives today.
This travel-learning experience is perfect for anyone interested in cultural exploration, lifelong learning, or just having a unique English experience. It's also an excellent opportunity for English, social studies, and theater teachers of all experience levels (including pre-service and retired), and others who are eager to engage in study with world-class scholars and educators in a historic setting.
The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.
To find out more about our programs click here.