Kent Schoch to perform a night of Songs & Stories June 17

June 13, 2014
Kent Schoch will perform at Annabella's in Lewes during the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild night of Songs & Stories June 17. SOURCE SUBMITTED

The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild will host another night of Songs & Stories Tuesday, June 17, at a new location, Annabella’s in Lewes, 1201 Savanah Road. The event, which starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until about 8:30, is free and open to the public.

Song & Stories features a unique pairing of live music, performed by local musician Kent Schoch along with bass player Justin Cavagnaro, 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 Schoch will perform.

The songs are all originals, many appearing on Schoch's most recent CD, which is a collaboration between Schoch and Martin Lemaire, who has toured the world mixing sound for renowned musicians such as Patty Smith and The Innocence Mission as well as currently mixing for local groups such as The Reminders and The Funsters. The CD features many local musicians including local legends such as Cliff Hillis, Keith Mack, and The Reminders.

The writings too are originals and strive to incorporate into the brief story a humorous anecdote, essay or poem, or the song’s title. Hence, there will be writings using the song title “Dear John” followed by Schoch's performance of that song, writings about “Falling in Love with a Stranger” again, followed by a performance, etc.

Throughout the event, audience members are invited to drink and dine at Annabella’s, which will be serving from its regular menu of homemade Italian food throughout the evening. For more information about this event or to RSVP, email

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