NORTH WEBSTER — Kosciusko Literacy Services is hosting the 2019 Author Dinner “How William Became Shakespeare” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at The Owl’s Nest in North Webster. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The dinner raises much needed funds to provide literacy services. Tickets are $100, of which $65 is tax-deductible as allowed by law. There will also be a silent auction, which will feature various prizes.
Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, Professor Engel will reveal how William became Shakespeare by illustrating the experience of attending a Shakespeare play during the Renaissance period in England.
Originally from Indianapolis, Dr. Elliot Engel now lives in Raleigh, N.C., where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won that university’s Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Engel has written 10 books published in England, Japan, Turkey and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations nationwide. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays, which he has written, have been produced during the last 10 years. In 2009, he was inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England for his academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens.
Current sponsors for the Author Dinner are CTB, Inc.; The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation; The Hand Family Foundation, Inc.; Learning Solutions and Lois Niemier; and The Papers, Inc. and Mr. Ron Baumgartner.
To donate an item to the silent auction, or to purchase tickets for the event, call (574) 267-5380 or e-mail [email protected].