About Us & Activities

ROC the Sonnet

The Rochester Branch of the ESU is conducting a Shakespearean sonnet writing challenge to pair with this year's ESU National Shakespeare Competition: Rochester Branch. The sonnet challenge is open to high school students and includes a separate adult category.  This sonnet challenge is a partnership with Writers & Books, a local non-profit literary center that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities.

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The English-Speaking Union

Rochester Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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