An update from Conference Chair Prof. Daniel Wright of Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, on the upcoming 13th Annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference. The complete agenda of papers, presenters and schedule, along with online registration forms, can be found on the Conference page of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre website. Following are some highlights of added events for each day:


Thursday: On Thursday evening, instead of the usual opening night of papers, attendees will be treated to a performance of Hank Whittemore’s Shakespeare’s Treason, an astonishing dramatic work of revelation and creativity by Hank Whittemore and Ted Story. The show premiered in Portland last August, and has also been performed at Cambridge University and the Globe Theatre in London last fall. You won’t want to miss this “Monumental” performance on the CU stage. Bring friends. Admission for the night is $50 for non-conference registrants, and the play will be followed by a Q&A session with the playwright. Refreshments will be served. What are you doing on Thursday that could be more worth your while?

Friday: After the close of the day’s proceedings, Hank Whittemore, Bill Boyle and Dan Wright will, at 7:30pm, convene a panel at the world’s largest bookstore – Powell’s City of Books (at 10th and Burnside in Portland) where Hank will be presenting his revolutionary study of the Sonnets – The Monument – to the general public (always huge at Powell’s!) and Bill Boyle and  Dan Wright will be commenting on its significance. Hank’s presentation will be followed by Q&A and the opportunity for the public to purchase copies of The Monument. Hank will be signing copies of his book afterwards, too.

Saturday:  At the Awards Banquet (University Club, 1225 SW 6th Avenue, Portland) awards will be conferred on Renee Montagne of
National Public Radio, librarian Bill Boyle and author Robin Williams.
There is still time to sign up for this banquet, but it needs to be
done right away! The cash bar opens at 6:30pm; the dinner (with a choice of prime rib, cedar-smoked salmon, or a vegetarian dish) will follow at

Sunday: From 3:00 – 5:00pm, there will be hardhat tours of the now nearly-complete 78,000+ square-foot, three-story George White
Library and Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre.

Prof. Wright also reminds us about the annual summer seminars on campus (this summer will be the 11th!), which this year will be held on August 16th to 21st.
This will be the first seminar to be held in the new space for the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre, located on the 3rd floor of the brand new George White Library building. The theme for
the seminar (to be lead by Prof. Wright) is Shakespeare and
Religion. Registration for the week (on-campus breakfasts and lunches included!) is a mere four hundred and ninety-five dollars. For more
details, go to