‘Tis a simple thing to take a man’s life with a sword, and once it’s done, it’s done, but when a man’s life is eviscerated by the pen, it remains that way for eternity. Last year, the Pen won.  Sword: consider this a challenge.

The Shire of Angels Keep will once again celebrate the art of the pen and the arte of the sword on March 17, 2018 and attempt to answer the age-old question; which is mightier, the pen or the sword?

Join us to discover the answer at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 99 South St, Auburn NY. Site will open at 9 a.m. and the first classes will start at 10 a.m.  Classes will end at 5 p.m., Site fee, including day board, is $15, $5 for children under 14, babes in arms are free.  SCA member discount is $5.

We will again be offering a full day of classes featuring two distinct tracks: one for the scribal arts and the other for the art of the sword. Those interested in teaching please contact THL Moniczka Poznanska (Martha Powers). A full list of classes and schedule will be available on the Shire website before the event.

A generous dayboard featuring items designed for grabbing on your way to class, as well as sit-down dishes will be provided. Reservations are encouraged so we can plan for how much food to cook without generating a lot of waste. No feast will be served, but a list of local restaurants is available on our website. Please contact our dayboard steward, Volbjorn Grimmsons (Wayne Sweet) regarding any food-related concerns or allergies.

Autocrat for this event is Dyryke Hastings (Mark Lefler).