Washington, DC: Presentation with Dinner about Shakespeare

An Invitation from the English Speaking Union (ESU) to Paid-up Members of the AFLSE.

Join us for dinner on 


Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 6:30pm


to hear


Michael Witmore


speak about 


‘Learning to Love Shakespeare.’


The ESU has the very good fortune that Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will speak at the ESU dinner on Tuesday, April 16, at the Westchester Dining Room. His topic will be ‘Learning to Love Shakespeare.’ He will discuss his goal of sharing the Library’s expertise, collection, and artistic accomplishments to inspire people to want to know more about Shakespeare and his world.


Tuesday, April 16th 2013


4000 CATHEDRAL  AVE  NW  in the Westchester Apartment complex. The entrance to the dining room is through the main door of the third building on the right (after entering from Cathedral Avenue N.W.), which has a porte-cochère in front.

$40.00 per person includes dinner and no-cost self-parking on site

RSVP  to Elsa Little by email (elittle@archpoint.net) or telephone (703-969-6422).

 Please mail her a check for $40.00 per person made out to “The ESU”.  Her address is:

          Elsa Little, 5527 Kendrick Lane, Burke, VA 22015

 Checks should arrive by April 12th.


The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.  The Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.  The Folger is a world-renowned research center on Shakespeare and on the early modern age in the West. Its conservation lab is a leading innovator in the preservation of rare materials.

Michael Witmore
, a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the digital analysis of Shakespeare’s texts, became the Folger's seventh director on July 1, 2011.  Before coming to the Folger, Witmore was Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, where he has taught since 2008. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.  A prolific author,  he currently has several books in progress, including Shakespeare by the Numbers and Other Tales from the Digital Frontier, with Jonathan Hope, andWisdom and the Book of Experience.

This is an English Speaking Union (ESU) Event.

For questions about the AFLSE Washington, DC chapter please email washingtondc@aflse.org.