“The Play’s The Thing…”

In honour of the premier tomorrow (or today, for my British lovelies!) of Tom Hiddleston’s performance as Hamlet, I’ve decided to actually do what I’ve been putting off for a while now: rank the past Hamlet performances I’ve seen in order of preference. To be clear, I’ve yet to see a production of this play… Continue reading “The Play’s The Thing…”


London Town

On our last weekend as a school group, we travelled to the great city of London. Although we travelled as a group, we were given Friday and Saturday to roam free about the city, with our only required activity being a play in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Saturday evening. So after settling into our hostel,… Continue reading London Town


“All the World’s a Stage…”

If my time in Edinburgh was a low point for this trip, my time in Stratford-upon-Avon far and exceedingly made up for it. I made this journey on my own, not with any classmates or as part of a school assignment. Ever since my purchase of Shakespeare’s Complete Sonnets as a child, I’ve had a… Continue reading “All the World’s a Stage…”


Freedom and Fidelity

Yesterday, we visited the town of Lincoln as a class, where we toured the Tennyson Archives (yes, I touched autographs from Tennyson, Whitman, Lewis Carroll, and Queen Victoria!), and the Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. While at the Castle, we were able to view the Magna Carta and the Domesday Book. I can’t tell you how… Continue reading Freedom and Fidelity


It Had to Be You – or – The Literary Magic of England

Why England? I mean, sure, there are plenty of other gorgeous landscapes out there and lots of interesting people to meet all over the world. So why, on my first and possibly only trip abroad, choose one of the most developed and American-esque countries in the world? One of the grandest passions of my life… Continue reading It Had to Be You – or – The Literary Magic of England


Let Diversity Die

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an amazing writing conference. I heard lots of great advice and exchanged ideas with a number of new and established authors. It was an incredible and inspiring event. However, the keynote speaker’s address, which should have been the highlight of the day, left me with the sourest… Continue reading Let Diversity Die