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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3702.
Folio News & Links
- 4 Things You Should Know About Shakespeare's First Folio
- The Record traces the history of First Folio
- BroadwayWorld reviews Richard III at @ShakespeareNJ
- Drew, Shakespeare Theatre celebrate the 1623 book's arrival
- JerseyArts interviews Drew's Chris Ceraso about the book that gave us Shakespeare
- Drew Co-Hosts Shakespeare’s First Folio
- Shakespeare Theatre is performing Richard III during the First Folio exhibition
- Drew's Jonathan Rose reviews book on First Folio
- Drew students create exhibits for First Folio
- Drew University chosen to host Shakespeare's First Folio
- Drew University site
- Folger's First Folio site
- Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. site
- Drew Department of Theatre and Dance
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Women’s and Gender Studies Visiting Scholar Lecture: Sterilizing the Poor— Eugenics and Welfare in American History
Hear an illuminating talk by Molly Ladd-Taylor, associate professor of history at York University and author of the new book Fixing the Poor: Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century.Find out more »
See the 2000 documentary film exploring similarities between Nazism in Germany and racism in America while telling the story of Jewish scholars expelled from German universities who became teachers at traditionally black colleges in the segregated South.Find out more »
The first of a three-part series, this workshop teaches educators to use podcasts as a digital tool for teaching student writers to craft strong arguments.Find out more »
Sue Lederman, a professor emerita at Kean University, links her experience as a hidden child during the Holocaust with her life in social activism.Find out more »
Come see prized treasures spanning 300 years of hymnbook history, including our oldest (and largest) music book—a massive choral book from the 15th century.Find out more »
Afeosemime “Afe” Adogame, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary, speaks on new dynamics of religious experiences and expressions in Africa and the African diaspora.Find out more »
Impressive! Drew student scholarship is on display across campus, in this celebration of the independent projects our students have produced this year.Find out more »
Join other aficionados for board or video gaming. Snacks are in ample supply. Bring your own game to share or play one of ours.Find out more »
Student organizers bring video and live speakers to Drew to lead discussions and make connections around a central theme: the unknown.Find out more »
Born in a concentration camp in Freiberg, Germany, Hana Berger Moran recounts the remarkable determination of her mother, Priska, to preserve her life, before and after her birth.Find out more »
Hear from Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first woman elected to the level of Episcopal office in the 200-year history of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.Find out more »
Listen as Drew professor Alex de Voogt, co-author of Moves in Mind: The Psychology of Board Games, shares the history of board games and stories about his own collection. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and board games new and old!Find out more »
#DrewTEACH Workshop Series: Loud Silence and Organized Chaos: Using Digital Discussions to Promote Argumentative Writing
The second of a three-part series, this workshop teaches educators to engage digital discussion as a technique for promoting the skills students need to craft effective argumentative writing.Find out more »
Join us for an evening worship service, featuring guest preacher Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first woman elected to the level of Episcopal office in the 200-year history of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.Find out more »
Ready to start a business or launch a business online? This workshop presented by the New Jersey Department of Taxation can help.Find out more »
This conference invites scholars to expand conversations surrounding Ireland’s role on the international stage, with special commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.Find out more »
Field marshal Erwin Rommel and his exploits are not highly regarded by German military historians of today. Judge for yourself, drawing on the insights of historian and Drew alumnus Werner Kofler ’03, ’05.Find out more »
The third of a three-part series, this workshop teaches educators to craft a Common Core–aligned digital argument project using the technology that students already have.Find out more »