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2023 Annual Meeting & Lecture with Maryfrances Wagner

 Save The Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023

The ESU Kansas City Branch is excited to announce that our Annual Meeting this year will feature Maryfrances Wagner, Missouri's Poet Laureat, as the keynote speaker. We invite all ESU Kansas City Members to attend this special lecture program on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 

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The English Pantomime with James Stebbings

Our Next ESU Happy Hour
A British Christmas Tradition:
The English Pantomime

 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm Central Time
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39th Annual Shakespeare Competition

ESU Invites all Kansas City Area High Schools to enter our 39th annual Shakespeare Competition

2023 marks the 39th year for The English-Speaking Union's Shakespeare Competition in Kansas City. Registration is underway for all Kansas City Metro High Schools and Home School Programs to enter the Shakespeare Competition. The deadline to register your school is January 27, 2023.

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The Competition helps students develop speaking and critical-thinking skills while they explore the beauty of the language and the timeless themes in Shakespeare's works. By preparing a monologue and sonnet for public presentation, students bring Shakespeare to life in their own way and learn to express his works with understanding, clarity, and feeling. Approximately 2,500 teachers and 20,000 students in nearly 60 ESU branches participate each year.


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Happy Hour: England before the Norman Conquest with Robert Hanning


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The Questionable Identity of Shakespeare

Lecture: Dr. Felicia Londré
Who was William Shakespeare?

Monday, October 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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