Registration Information 2018

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September 27-28, 2018

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan

Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, Professors of English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Studies, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period from across the United States and Canada will come together the last week of September to engage in workshops, performances, presentations, and discussions about teaching all things Shakespearean. 

Registration Costs:

Early Bird (BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018)

$95 for faculty, staff and teachers; $55 for graduate students. $30 undergrad

Late registration

$110 for faculty and teachers; $65 for graduate students. $40 undergrad

GVSU faculty, staff and students may attend for free.

MICHIGAN TEACHERS (high school / middle school) conference registration special fee
$80 for high school or middle school teacher
**Multi-teacher discount** Buy one, get one free for multiple teachers attending from same school 

10 TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS available subsidizing $70 of registration cost (recipients pay only $10) – contact Professor Dennis Henry [email protected] if interested in applying

Michigan teachers will be able to register for State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). The amount of SCECHs for this conference is 3 – 18 by attending and / or presenting at this conference.


Conference will include:

Michael LoMonico, Key Note Speaker 2018

The 2018 featured Conference Keynote Speaker and Festival Scholar-in-Residence is Michael LoMonico.

Michael LoMonico shows his passion for Shakespeare by writing, speaking, and leading workshops whenever and wherever he can. It is his goal to change the way that Shakespeare is taught in this country, and so far he has taught Shakespeare courses and workshops for teachers and students in 38 states as well as in Canada and England.


Michael is the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Since 1986, he has worked at the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger as the Institute Director and Master Teacher and. He has organized and directed two-day and week-long Folger Institutes across the U.S.  He also serves as Secretary for the Shakespeare Theater Association. 

Michael is the author of a novel, That Shakespeare Kid and the reference book, Shakespeare 101, published by Random House. He recently published the Second Edition of The Shakespeare Book of Lists.  He was the founder and editor of Shakespeare magazine, published by Cambridge University Press and Georgetown University. He was an assistant to the editor for the curriculum section of all three volumes of the Folger Shakespeare Set Free series, published by Washington Square Press. He was also the technical editor to The Complete Idiots Guide to Shakespeare. Michael taught high school English on Long Island for 33 years and English Methods at Stony Brook University. 


  • King Lear  by the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival
  • GVSU's Bard to Go educational touring troupe
  • Henry VI by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
  • A 20-Minute Early Modern play by the GVSU Green Show Troupe
  • A Shakespeare "Flash Mob" featuring all conference attendees

Presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions with national and international Shakespeare enthusiasts from university and professional settings.

Questions about submitting proposals / attending the conference can be sent directly to GVSU Theatre Professor Dennis Henry at [email protected]

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