Meet the Author: Michelle Ephraim & Jim Monaco

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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FLIP Space, 3rd floor of the Gordon Library

Gordon Library’s Meet the Author Series continues on Tuesday, March 21 with Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas. Join us at 4:00pm in the FLIP space on the 3rd floor of the library to hear co-author Michelle Ephraim and illustrator Jim Monaco discuss this humorous book of cocktails.
 
The presentation will include a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with light refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
 
Shakespeare, Not Stirred mixes equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It's like having Shakespeare right there in your living room, downing a great drink and putting your crappy day in perspective. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears.
 
"A perfect combination of delicious Shakespeare, delectable food and delightful drinks. Falstaff would heartily approve!"
--Ian Doescher, New York Times bestselling author of the William Shakespeare Star Wars series
 
"If you want to laugh, maybe get a little tipsy, and actually learn a thing or two about The Bard's works, Shakespeare, Not Stirred will more than hit the spot."
--Christopher Monks, editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency
 
Michelle Ephraim is the Shakespeare scholar at WPI. She is the author of Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage (Ashgate, 2008) as well as numerous articles on 16th- and 17th-century literature. Professor Ephraim also teaches writing courses: Short Story, Creative Non-Fiction, and Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy. Her essays have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Lilith, Tikkun, The Morning News, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her award-winning blog, Everyday Shakespeare, co-written with fellow Shakespearean Caroline Bicks (Associate Professor, Boston College), became the inspiration for their literary humor book, Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas (Penguin, 2015 and Scribe, 2015). Professor Ephraim and Shakespeare, Not Stirred have been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, WGBH Boston Public Radio, WBUR “Here and Now,” The Huffington Post, The Improper Bostonian, and other media venues.
 
Jim Monaco supports faculty, staff, and students on the use of instructional technologies including visual presentations, graphics, multimedia content, online course materials, and animations. He also works with faculty to identify appropriate hardware and software to meet their needs.