The English Speaking Union (QLD)
The English-Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity dedicated to promoting international understanding and human achievement through English.
The English-Speaking Union (Queensland Branch) is a non-for-profit organisation lead by a board, supported by members and volunteers and has an active program of events in support of its objectives. The events include: Public Speaking Competitions – Juniors and Seniors; the annual Churchill lecture dinner and a series of cultural awareness conversations. Read more ….
The ESU Queensland Branch has held two successful evening so far this year. In April Hugh O’Brien spoke on the topic, “Putting Words in Other People’s Mouths” and in May Noel Stallard presented a wonderful array of bush poet. The audience thoroughly enjoyed both performances. Some feedback received was:
Hugh is a polished orator, entertaining the audience with a humourous account of his television advertising material, screenplays and speech writing experiences. Time prevented more questions to Hugh. So glad I attended.
It was an exceptionally enjoyable evening and Noel’s performance was very engaging. Guests would’ve happily stayed much longer listening to his performance.
Each quarter the English Speaking Union posts a newsletter to keep members and friends informed on activities and events. Read the December 2018 newsletter…
2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award Winners
The English Speaking Union winners of the 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Competition are: Open Category First Prize winner is Jeanette O’Shea (Queensland), with her story “Remember” and the Secondary Schools winner is Katie Wainwright (Queensland) with her story, “Wrought”. For more prize winners and highly commended winners … read more …