Night of Songs and Stories
The second Tuesday of 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 “escape,” “blue or blues,” and “play as in fun or theater” ) 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.
Next Night of Songs and Stories
Nov 12 (Second Tue of the month)
Shrimpy's Bar & Grill, Midway
Cover charge at door: $5 members; $7 non-members
Music: Stuart and Amy
Attendees: RSVP via SignUpGenius
Readers please do not include yourself in the "Attendee" count, only include your guests
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Readers: RSVP to Maribeth: email@example.com.
We want to keep NSS as a respite from our 24/7 news, so we ask kindly that you refrain from political reference.
Readers sign up your guest attendees using the link to the left for the night you are reading. (Please do not include yourself in the SignUp Genius as readers are already counted in the limited seating numbers.)
Theme: Frying Pan
Beautiful, Cast Iron, Square Skillet
By Sharon Hoover
The Friday after Dean and I arrived in Denver from Ohio to live we went to an outdoor store to buy camping gear so we could head into the mountains with our two-year-old son and eight-month old daughter.
We bought Arctic sleeping bags, a cast iron Dutch oven and a square frying pan. We had no stove so we would build a fire. Therefore, we needed sturdy pots. Over the years, the four, then five, of us had a grand time year-round in the Colorado and Montana Rockies, in the Adirondacks, and across the US and Canada in roadside parks, church yards, pastures, anywhere we could find a place to pull off, observe the world and catch a good night’s sleep.
This past July, we visited a granddaughter in Buffalo, NY, to work on an old house she bought. On her stove was the square frying pan. What a joy to cook in it again!
When Dean and I moved into continuous care living, we gave it to our daughter. She gave it to her daughter.
Old cast iron, with a good heft. Never needs to be seasoned. Almost 60 years of use, most of them on the wood cookstove where I cooked three meals a day for years in western NY. Other meals in campgrounds across the United States as the children and I traveled with Dean while he participated in research in mathematical modeling of natural resources.
It’s wonderful. It cooks four good-sized pancakes or five hamburgers at one time. Six eggs or four pieces of French toast or four grilled sandwiches. The square corners allow food to hold its shape while spreading out. Its heft distributes and maintains heat well. It’s gorgeous.
I loved cooking with it again at Fenna’s house.
Sponsor a Night of Songs and Stories for $250. This covers most of the costs for the musicians and our sound guy, so it’s enormously helpful and we are very appreciative.
In return for the sponsorship we will put a blurb in our weekly email (sent to more than 600 people), on our website, on Facebook and on the program the day of the event naming the sponsors as well as what or who they are honoring with the sponsorship. Some have sponsored in honor and support of the Guild, as a way to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, or promote a business. Others have sponsored as a way to promote a charity or organization that matters. Our only request is that religion and politics not be a part of these events.
At the reading, Maribeth will publicly thank the sponsor. Sponsors may place a brochure or flyer or single sheet of information at each place setting.
Sponsors do still pay the cover fee at the door for themselves and guests. While we do everything we can to accommodate the sponsor and make them not only feel special but know how grateful we are, we don’t change the reading or the actual show beyond giving the sponsors who are Guild members the opportunity to read at that event and the opportunity to go either first or last in the line-up. Sponsors still need to RSVP for guests and if the event is full, we’ll move those guests to the top of the wait list, but can’t promise a seat, so it is best to let Maribeth know about your plan to sponsor as far in advance as possible.
Contact Maribeth at firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor a Night of Songs and Stories.
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