Night of Songs and Stories
Each month, the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild sponsors a Night of Songs and Stories. The evening features original readings (300 words or fewer) by guild members and music by local musicians, Stuart Vining & Amy Felker,
Each month a theme is posted (previous examples include “addiction and obsession” “blue or blues” and “letters” ) and both the writers and musicians write/perform pieces that in some way connect to this theme. A variation of this is when the featured musicians post the titles of five songs that they will perform, with readers signing up to write a short poem, essay, or story that somehow incorporates the song’s title or lyrics into their piece. For example, the Simon and Garfunkle song “The Boxer” prompted one writer to recall a story of his father, who boxed, and another writer to recall the time her husband met—and shook hands with—Muhammad Ali.
Themes are announced one month prior to the event. Readers can sign up by emailing Maribeth at email@example.com
and are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis.
Next Night of Songs and Stories
7 p.m. December 12
Five Points, Lewes (map)
Sign up to read—first come, first serve—on the theme of “HELP (hired help, needing help, helpless, help is on the way...)”
RSVPS are required. There is a $5 cover charge at the door for members, $7 for nonmembers.
Make a Reservation
Email Maribeth at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space(s). Please be sure to notify her if you need to cancel to those on the waitlist may attend.
December’s event sponsored by
Carolyn and Kevin Fidgeon
in recognition of Brett Weiss, social studies teacher and founder of The Bernard and Elsie Weis Dago (Kenya) Scholarship Fund. www.hopefordago.org
A Night of Songs and Stories
Full Sponsorships are $250 and cover most of the guild’s out of pocket costs for these nights (sound, music). Sponsors can use the sponsorship to promote an organization/business, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, honor someone, etc. Sponsors are introduced at the event, their name and a brief blurb about the sponsorship are included in that night’s program, in the guild’s weekly email, and on the RBWG website. Sponsors can also put flyers or on the tables at the reading.