Did you know that April is Shakespeare’s birthday month? Or that you don’t have to travel to Ashland, Oregon, to help celebrate the occasion?
On April 7, 2018, the town of Langley on Whidbey Island will present their annual Sonnet Slam. Find out what a sonnet is from Dr. Stephanie Barbe Hammer at the Langley Library, beginning at 11 a.m. Then learn how to read a sonnet aloud, practice a few and take your newfound talents to an open mic nearby.
Explore the town during the Sonnet Treasure Hunt and see how many you can find. Collect the most sonnets and win a prize.
This is your chance to wear a Shakespearean or Elizabethan costume and win a prize for your garb, too.
Professionals, novices, everyone is welcome to this celebration.
Open Mic Locations and Day’s Schedule:
1 p.m. – Ott Murphy Wines
2 p.m. – Anthes Ferments (restaurant)
3 p.m. Useless Bay Coffee
4 p.m. – Bring your discoveries to Useless Bay Coffee. Prizes awarded for the best Slams, Sonnet Treasures found and Costumes.
Come join us for fun and celebration. Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!