Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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October 2017

Arts & Letters Salon – Biography & Documentary: Visual Literature

October 22 @ 2:30 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Filmmaker and Drew alumnus Billy Tooma ’17 will screen and discuss his newest documentary featuring Col. Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, one of the first men of color to fly an airplane—as well as being a soldier of fortune and arms dealer.

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Tipple-Vosburgh Lecture: Theology in the Streets

October 30 @ 9:00 am
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Join us as we challenge each other to think more deeply and act more boldly for the healing of our communities and the world.

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Ghost Stories at the Drew Library

October 31
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Back by popular demand! University Archivist Matthew Beland leads a panel discussion on the history of ghosts at Drew and the buildings they reputedly haunt.

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November 2017

Fluid Dynamics: Evolutionary Physics and Byron

November 2 @ 4:30 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Byron Society of America brings its annual Leslie Marchand Lecture to Drew, home to the society’s collections. Until his death in 1999, Marchand was the leading authority on Byron.

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Out of Sight: Our World through the Lens of Popular Culture

November 7 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A look at mass-market publications—from graphic novels to Broadway playbills, MAD to science fiction magazines—as the lens through which we view our world.

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From Death to Life: The Role of Theater in Post-Holocaust Healing

November 7 @ 4:15 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Lindsay Warren discusses the Kazet Theatre, a Yiddish theatre group that helped Holocaust survivors in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp to reestablish social bonds and move from trauma to recovery to hope for the future.

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Citizen Archivist Tagathon

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Calling all history buffs! Help the National Archives make its vast holdings more searchable through the Citizen Archivist Project.

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Get Your Game On – Board Game Night

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Attention board game aficionados, board game night is back!

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