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Rehoboth Beach Writer's Guild Reading at Hockessin Book Shelf
October 15, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Hockessin Book Shelf will host a reading of Rehoboth Reimagined on Sunday, October 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is the first publication of prose and poetry by the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild. Eight Guild members who contributed to the anthology will be onsite to read from their stories and poems: Ellen Collins, Gail Braune Comorat, Linda Federman, Crystal Heidel, Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll, Rita Nelson, Mary Pauer, and Nancy Powichroski Sherman.

Guild Founder and Executive Director, Maribeth Fischer said, “We are excited to publish what we hope is the first in a long line of anthologies written exclusively by members of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild.” The book includes eighteen short stories and ten poems that were inspired by unattributed photographs archived at the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum. “The book blends stories and poems of shipwrecks and trains; friends and family; intrigue and love,” says Cindy Hall, Guild member and editor of Rehoboth Reimagined. The result is a volume of engaging and varied fictional works that imagine life in Rehoboth at the turn of the 20th century, and the photographs that inspired them: The 1899 Falmouth wreck sparks a short story of love and bravery from one writer, the Bad Weather Witch from another, as well as poems from two others. A tale of deception and intrigue is triggered by a man holding an umbrella. One 1916 photo of friends on the beach so sparked the imagination of writers that the collection includes six short stories inspired by the photo.

If I’d known it would be my final hours in that body, would I have stopped to savor the last flavors of life?—“Captured” by Linda Federman

Caroline knew she had nothing to do with the schooner being cut loose from its mooring. But she couldn’t help feeling it was her fault. After all, she was the cause of the storm. “Bad Weather Witch” by Crystal Heidel

The man in the photo was someone different depending on which sister was holding the frame. “The Hill Girls” by Gail Braune Comorat

…I wandered along the last wrack line. The autograph of the sea, I liked to call it. It always told a story.—“The Storm” by Ellen Collins

Hockessin Book Shelf is located at 7179 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin. Rehoboth Reimagined is also available at Amazon.com. For more information on Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, visit www.rehobothbeachwritersguild.com.

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