|Engel speaks to ESU|
For 25 years, Dr. Elliott Engel of Raleigh, N.C., has entertained, informed and enlightened the members of the Monroe English Speaking Union. Engel is a nationally known speaker who lectures 260 times per year on more than 50 literary topics. In addition to his busy lecture schedule, Dr. Engel has published eight books in the United States and England, including his latest: "Reigning Cats and Dogs."
Rudyard Kipling, the first English Nobel Prize winner created brilliant poetry, short stories and novels. Engel looks at the Indian origins and later imperialist prejudices to reveal Kipling's unique contribution to literature. He is best known for "The Jungle Book," "Kim," and the "Just So Stories." Engel completed his program by reciting Kipling's famous poem, "If," written to his son Jack.
A dinner at the Bayou DeSiard Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 3, was the setting for the eagerly anticipated yearly program as presented by Dr. Engel. More than 130 members and guests were in attendance. Joan Chardkoff, president, presided. She welcomed the attendees and announced that an ESU trip to Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton is being planned by national headquarters. A Shakespeare Competition will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20, with Linda Stewart as coordinator.
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