Mistress Anastasia writes:
With just under two months to go before the nineteenth Great Northeastern War (July 15-17, Hebron Maine), I would like to invite all those with knowledge to share to volunteer to teach one (or more!) classes at Great Northeastern University.
You can quickly and easily submit your class by using the form online.
For each of the past three years we have been lucky enough to offer over 50 classes to the more than 1,000 guests who attend Great Northeastern War from across the Knowne World. Our goal this year is to offer more classes than ever before -- we're shooting for 60 classes, but we cannot meet this goal without your help!
Great Northeastern War is a great place to test out classes you plan to teach at Pennsic. We welcome classes on all topics, and we ample space available for classes of all types -- loud classes, quiet classes, active classes, academic classes -- our event attendees have a thirst for knowledge and virtually every class ever offered at Great Northeastern War has been well attended. You need not be a companion of the Order of the Maunche or the Order of the Laurel to teach -- just have a subject you are knowledgeable and passionate about!
Classes at GNE are typically scheduled on Friday afternoon/evening, all day Saturday, and on Sunday morning. As classes coordinator, I will be happy to work with you to schedule your class at a time that best meets your schedule and does not conflict with other activities you might wish to participate in.
Teaching and Attending Classes is also part of the Arts & Sciences War Point at GNE. This year Great Northeastern War is a friendly competition between Malagentia and our Friends in the Barony of The Bridge. For each class taught, the teacher may choose to earn five points towards the University war point, and each person who attends a class and signs the attendance sheet earns one point towards the University war point. The side with the highest point total wins the point.
While classes of all types are more than welcome, we have had a number of requests for classes on the following topics:
- Classes designed for kids ages 6 - 14 (our Children's Staff may be available as teaching assistants for these classes - contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
- Classes on Combat Related topics, including hands-on classes on fighting techniques.
- Classes related to Archery
- Classes appropriate for those who might be new to the SCA
- Classes on period food and cookery.
Thank you for making it to the end of this long email!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com, and I will try to help in whatever way I can.
We look forward to seeing you at Great Northeastern War!
Yours, humbly, in service,
Mistress Anastasia Gutane
Classes Coordinator, GNE War XIX