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Saturday, October 3 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Creating a Shakespearean Plot

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Examine the common tropes Shakespeare used in his works (shipwrecks, twins, women dressing as men, stupid masters, smart servants) and combine them to create new plots the Master could have used. Discussion will include ideas on how Shakespeare structured, and created some of his memorable characters and their speeches.

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GregRobin Smith

Managing Director, Benjamin Franklin - LIVE!
GregRobin Smith is a polymath (or, in simpler terms, "He plays well with lots of toys"). A published poet, performer, musician, and educator, GregRobin (no typo) has been fundraising, translating into Elizabethan, creating classroom content, and bringing back the dead (especially Ben Franklin) for most of his almost 60 years. |  He works with The Washington Shakespeare Festival, The Interactive History Company, represents The Showcase of... Read More →

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Cymbric Early-Smith

Author / Educator / Artist, Interactive History Co.
After studying Physics and Astronomy, Cymbric worked for 12 years presenting programs at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Now, as Program Director for Interactive History Company, she takes great joy in developing Hands-on-History programs that interweave art, storytelling, and history, right along with key science and engineering concepts from the past. In tandem with her love for teaching history, Cym strives to write about history in a way... Read More →
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Donna McMahon

Donna McMahon has spent much of her life researching the future history of  Cascadia, after the Pacific Northwest is devastated by climate change, economic and political collapse, pandemics and - of course - the Big Quake. She has published two novels in that setting; Dance of Knives and Second Childhood. Lately she's been spending more time in 1920, shortly after Vancouver was traumatized by a war, a flu epidemic and Women's Suffrage, and... Read More →
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Lynda Williams

Publisher, Reality Skimming Press
Lynda Williams is the author of the ten-novel Okal Rel Saga, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy between 2004 and 2014, and editor or author of at least as many works set in the universe established by the series. Since 2013 she's been incubating a new era publishing mission branded as Optimistic SF. Reality Skimming Press published Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal J. Friesen in 2013 and has published two children's fantasy books by... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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