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OLLI Workshop(ping) Ideas

A couple of weeks back, I put out a call for ideas for a possible OLLI course.

For those who need a recap, the mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is to provide intellectually stimulating lifelong learning opportunities geared toward people age 50 and up. OLLI is affiliated with the California State University at Channel Islands.

So, I’ve been bouncing around some ideas inside my skull, and I think I’ve hit upon one good enough to let out. Let me know what you think…

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Speaker Bureau Site Launches

Since April, I’ve been lucky enough to give a couple of Shakespeare presentations, first for the Ventura County Reading Association, the second for a group of students at Santa Clara Elementary School in Oxnard, California. Even got paid for one.

And it got me thinking.

This is what I should have been doing all along.

I’m an old dog, and in a sense these are old tricks, but papa’s got a brand new bag. (Yeah, to paraphrase the Tenth Doctor: “that sentence…It got away from me, yeah.”)

Thus, I’ve started up a speaker’s bureau. Created curricula. Wrote up lessons. Built a website (hey, real-world employment finally pays a benefit!). And am now putting it out into the world.

billwalthall.com: Speaker Bureau site
billwalthall.com: Speaker Bureau site

Take a look at billwalthall.com. There, you’ll find some pics from my recent presentations, an introductory video, and a rundown of all the presentations I can deliver (and if you don’t find one there that meets your needs, let me know… I’m sure we can put together something that will be perfect for you).

So, do your teachers or staff need to bolster their Bard bona fides? Does your school–public, private, home–need a workshop to bring Shakespeare alive for your students? Or does your group need a TED Talk-type presentation to re-introduce you to the greatest plays and poems ever written? You name it, I’ll bring it.

one week from now… VCRA Presentation: What’s the matter with Shakespeare?

Just a reminder:

A week from today, on Thursday, April 9, I’ll be delivering a presentation entitled “What’s the matter with Shakespeare? Words, words words…” at the monthly meeting of the Ventura County Reading Association.

Bill / Shakespeare Project presentation: "What's the matter with Shakespeare? Words, words words..." Thursday, April 9 at the Ventura County Foundation Building
I’ll be delivering a Shakespeare presentation on Thursday, April 9, for the Ventura County Reading Association; hope to see you there!

I’ll be providing teachers with the tools they need to confidently introduce Shakespeare to their students. The centerpiece will be a scansion workshop and lesson (the plan for which will be one of the takeaways for the afternoon, so that they can replicate the lesson for their own students), focusing on how character and action are revealed in the rhythm of the poetic line in passages from both Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

Know a Ventura County teacher (high school, middle school, late elementary school, junior high school, home school)? Let them know and have them tell a friend. They might even walk away with a autographed book (not by me) as a door prize!

 

Thursday, April 9, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Ventura County Foundation Building, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo.

For more info or to RSVP, vcrareading@gmail.com.

Download the flyer.

VCRA Presentation: What’s the matter with Shakespeare? Words, words, words

On Thursday, April 9, I’ll be delivering a presentation entitled “What’s the matter with Shakespeare? Words, words words…” at the monthly meeting of the Ventura County Reading Association.

Bill / Shakespeare Project presentation: "What's the matter with Shakespeare? Words, words words..." Thursday, April 9 at the Ventura County Foundation Building
I’ll be delivering a Shakespeare presentation on Thursday, April 9, for the Ventura County Reading Association; hope to see you there!

I’ll be providing teachers with the tools they need to confidently introduce Shakespeare to their students. The centerpiece will be a scansion workshop and lesson (the plan for which will be one of the takeaways for the afternoon, so that they can replicate the lesson for their own students), focusing on how character and action are revealed in the rhythm of the poetic line.

Thursday, April 9, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Ventura County Foundation Building, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo.

For more info or to RSVP, vcrareading@gmail.com.

Download the flyer.