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RBWG “Free Writes”, non-members invited!

May 25, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Weekly creative writing “FreeWrites” sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild
  1. Friday, 9-11am | Millville Town Hall | 36404 Club House Rd., Millville DE 19967 | for details, email RBWG member and Free Write facilitator, Lynn Massey: Book Mom42@yahoo.com (pls note. classes continue through the winter, except no classes will be held on Friday 11/25, 12/23 or 12/30)
  2. Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm | South Coastal Library | 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 | Pls. note classes continue through winter, except no classes will be held on Thursdays 11/24, 12/22 and 12/29. Then in January, some classes will be facilitated at the library via zoom as the facilitator, Paul McFarlane will be traveling. Reach Paul as needed through email: falconfan62@verizon.net. Sign up for this FreeWrite session on the library website
FYI: Readers can reach out to share activities and events by emailing us Connect@DelawareRetiree.com

Several times weekly RBWG members facilitate a FreeWrite open to all. Take a look at the options that suit you.

Per the RBWG website, here are some details to explain more and give dates/times.
“FreeWrite is the name given to an informal gathering of writers of ALL skill levels who meet to practice their writing in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. The goal of the FreeWrites is to provide a place and an opportunity for people to have fun with their writing, to explore different genres, and to do this in the company of other writing enthusiasts. Each FreeWrite is facilitated by a Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild member who has experience in teaching, writing and/or leading such groups. Participants write prose, songs, poetry and fiction, work on novels during free writes, and start short stories. Writing prompts are often (but not always) designed to focus on a particular aspect of writing: the use of sensory details, the necessity of strong verbs, the craft of writing dialogue.”

I take myself by surprise. Writing at a FreeWrite! is like throwing a surprise party for yourself.  You never know what is going to spill out on your computer screen.  Is an evil twin lurking in the machinery? Or is it my fingers that somehow acquire access to long forgotten memories, buried dreams and nightmares? No matter how many times I ask myself, Where did that come from,  No matter how many times I think I should have run out of surprises by now–something unexpected jumps out from where it’s been lurking behind a load of unpacked boxes in the basement of my mind.  I didn’t know I knew that, I think.”
​—Sarah Barnett

Traditional FreeWrites
(visit the website for updates: FreeWrites)–and please note holiday dates when classes will not be held
8-10 a.m.
Rehoboth Beach Library (please use the back door).Carl Frey, Joanne Sinsheimer, and Tom Hoyer will alternate leading. Masks are optional, though the library recommends them. Email FreeWrites will still be sent out at 9 a.m., so you have a choice.
6 p.m.
Lewes Public Library
Computer Training Room
Tom Hoyer facilitates weekly in-person FreeWrites. He will continue to send out FW materials by email, though earlier (around 5 p.m.). Sign up for this FreeWrite session on the Library website.ThursdaysOn summer hiatus after the May 26 meeting until Sep 1. Email p.mcfarlane.1957@gmail.com with any questions.

Poetry FreeWrite 
Lewes Public Library
Medium Meeting Room (check signage at the library as sometimes the room is changed)

Gail Comorat is back to lead Poetry FreeWrites. Sign up for this FreeWrite session on the Library website.

Email FreeWrites
Mondays 9a Carl Frey and Joanne Sinsheimer
Wednesdays 6p Tom Hoyer
Saturdays 9a Sarah Barnett

The leader sends the prompts a few minutes before the start. Participants are asked to write for 5 minutes each for as many of the prompts as they wish to respond to (there are usually about 10 choices). The leader asks participants to send responses back to the group about 75 – 90 minutes after beginning.
If you would like to join any of the above email groups, notify Sarah Barnett. sbarnett99@comcast.net

ALL INFO from the RBWG website


South Coastal Library
43 Kent Ave
Bethany Beach,DE19930
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