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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.
In Celebration of the Centennial of the
English-Speaking Union of the US The Denver Branch Presents
The Lady of the Tower:
A Story of the Keeper's Wife A Lecture By Author
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Doors Open: 6:30 pm Lecture Begins: 7:00pm
Walker Fine Art: 300 W. 11th Avenue
(entrance on Cherokee)
««Free of Charge and
Open to the Public»
Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic true story of love and betrayal through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family's surviving diaries, letters and court papers. Raised in England, Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. A best-selling author, historian and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, and Castle Fonmon to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story.
Denver student performs at the 36th Annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City
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!
It is a great pleasure to announce our 2019 TLab recipients: Ms. Emily Pool from Cherry Creek High School and Mr. Dan Anderson from West Early College. Emily has a degree in History from the University of Texas in Austin where she also triple-minored in German, Government, and European Studies. She currently teaches CP World History and Humanities. Emily will attend Oxford's History, Politics, and Society program. Dan Anderson has his degree in English and Education from the University of Wisconsin and is currently attending CU, Denver for masters. Dan teaches junior and senior English, College & Career Planning, and is a baseball coach. Dan has applied to Oxford's Creative Writing program.
2010 BUSS Recipient
Denver is fortunate to have 2010 BUSS recipient Brian Kurz's editorial printed in the Denver Post. ESU is referenced as a great edition to a students well rounded education. Thanks Brian