The Shire of Glyn Dwfn (MKA Ashland, OR) cordially invites you to join them in welcoming Drea Leed to the Southern Oregon University Campus. On Saturday, April 16 is our Traditional Hocktide event,(see details below) and an opportunity for socializing before Drea's lectures the following two days.

On April 17 and 18 Drea Leed, the owner of the Elizabethan Costuming Page and author of "The Well-Dress'd Peasant: 16th Century Workingwoman's Dress," will be presenting two FREE lectures at Southern Oregon University.

Leed has presented papers at the International Congress of Medieval Studies and teaches online at The Costume Classroom. She has published in Renaissance magazine and other journals on the topic of historic costume. Her current areas of research include sixteenth and seventeenth century masque and revels costume, 16th century wardrobe accounts, the 16th century tailoring industry and Renaissance dye recipes.

Leed's first lecture on Sunday, April 17 at 1 PM will center on "Choosing the Right Dress for You" and an overview of Elizabethan Stage Costumes. Her second lecture is in conjunction with Southern Oregon University's Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Hannon Library "Shakespeare in the Library" series. She will present "Elizabeth I, Fashion's Queen" on Monday, April 18, at 4 PM at the SOU Hannon Library. Leed will discuss Queen Elizabeth's use of fashion from a political, social, and economic perspective. This lecture includes a slide-show of sixteenth-century costume,and is part of the Newberry Library of Chicago's traveling exhibition on Elizabeth I.

Both lectures are FREE of charge, NO preregistration required. Some crash space is available, please contact fearga@yahoo.com for information.

Fearga also says that there are some stellar fabric stores to ruin your wallets in. Tours available!

Please also join us for:

April 16, 2005
Site: Riverhouse, Shady Cove, Oregon 7710 Rogue River Drive, (www.jacksoncountyparks.com & click on Riverhouse in the parks drop menu to see the park)

Site is discretely wet, period containers only please. No candles or lanterns please. Site is near the Rogue River which will be full, fast and dangerous, please keep children under your supervision and no is allowed on the River Bank.

Directions: From I-5 take North Medford exit #30, turning North on Highway 62 @ 20 miles to the town of Shady Cove, immediately upon crossing the highway bridge over the Rogue River, turn left on Rogue River Drive, parking lot and building are @ 100yds on the left.

Autocrat: HL Ellyne MacCruimen of MacLeod heartoftheforest@yahoo.com

10:00am site opens (please do not arrive before, we will be charged extra)
10:00-12:00am defender tourney and open fighting
11:00am-12:00pm lunch served (soup and bread)
12:00pm-5:00pm classes
5:00pm-6:00pm dance practice
6:00pm-8:30pm feast time
8:30pm-10:00pm dancing
10:00pm site closes (volunteers for clean-up always greatly appreciated)

Gate fee: $12.00 for members; $15.00 non-members; Child 4-12 $6.00; under 4 years free.

The town of Shady Cove has many nice restaurants and shops and is a popular vacation destination. Accomodations can be made on your own at the Edgewater Inn www.edgewater-inns.com 1-888-811-3171 or Royal Coachman Motel (541) 878-2481.

More specific directions and locations to the lectures will be posted closer to the event.

For more information about Ashland, crash space, shopping, etc, contact Fearga Kavanagh at Fearga@yahoo.com.

Many heartfelt thanks to the members of the Shire for this wonderful event!