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Summers with Shakespeare: Virtual Event

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Read, discuss, and learn about Shakespeare this summer! In this course, we will read two plays by Shakespeare: Hamlet and Julius Caesar. Designed for newcomers and literary aficionados alike, this course will cover who Shakespeare was, ask why he remains so compelling, and consider what these plays, in particular, have to say to us today. If you have never read Shakespeare, now is your chance to tackle one of the greatest authors of the English canon in a safe, open, and thought-provoking environment.

Presented by Jordan Windholz. Jordan holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BA from Messiah College. His scholarly work has been published in English Literary Renaissance, Renaissance Quarterly, and Modern Philology, and his poetry has been published in Boston Review, Best New Poets, and The Cincinnati Review, among other places. His book of poems, Other Psalms, won the 2014 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. He is an assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance British literature, creative writing, and technical and professional writing. He lives here in Carlisle with his family.

Registration is required to attend this virtual event. Please click here to register:

Each participant will receive a copy of the selected books (Hamlet and Julius Caesar) prior to the first class. Upon registration, Library staff will reach out to arrange pickup of these materials.