The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild will host another night of Songs & Stories Tuesday, May 20, at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats on Rehoboth Avenue. The event, which starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until about 8:30, is free and open to the public.
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This Songs & Stories will feature a unique pairing of live music, performed by the popular Stuart Vining and Amy Felker, with one-of-a-kind short literary readings performed by local writers. The writers are given the challenge, prior to the event, to write a poem, brief essay or story, under 300 words, using the titles of the songs Vining and Felker will perform. Hence, this Tuesday, there will be writings about “Ohio” followed by a performance of that song, writings about the “Promised Land” again, followed by a performance, etc. The night is a wonderful mix of stories - sad, funny, and nostalgic - and music, all connected through key words.
This month, Vining and Felker will be joined by guest musicians Chuck Workman playing harmonica and Larry Lynch playing bass. Vining plays music with Workman and Lynch regularly as part of the popular group Big Hat No Cattle, which performs at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Workman and Lynch also perform in a number of local bluegrass bands.
Felker, who is the owner of The Lewes Bake Shoppe and Notting Hill Coffee Roastery on Second Street in Lewes, has been performing with Vining for over five years; the duo often practices their music while Felker is roasting coffee beans.
For more information about this event, or to RSVP, which allows the night to run more smoothly, email email@example.com. The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, which has been hosting this event for over eight years, is a nonprofit 501c3 association dedicated to supporting, encouraging and educating writers of all genres and skill levels throughout Delmarva. For more information about summer writing classes, Free Writes, or this reading/song series, go to www.rehobothbeachwritersguild.com.