Write Like Shakespeare: Master the Art of Using a Quill

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The word pen comes from the Latin word for feather, penna, because the first pens were made from sharpened feathers. These pens were called quills, and the funerary monument of Shakespeare that is in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon depicts him with paper in one hand and a quill pen in the other because that is how he wrote his poems and plays. But how did Shakepeare write with a feather? In this workshop, you will find out! Participants will experience writing the Elizabethan way by trimming feathers into quills and dipping them into ink to write on parchment.

For children in grades 3-5.

Click here to read more about the Special Collections exhibition How William Became Shakespeare: 400 Years of the First Folio.


November 8, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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Wright Classroom