Dewey Drop-In Use Your Words: Poetry . . . and Such w/ Frances Roth and Sarah Tames
Wednesday, June 7
Doors at 6:30, Event at 7pm.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$10 at the door.
Additional donations welcome.
See below for dining options at the Hall and in Sheffield. No outside beverages allowed.
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Poetry... and Such
An evening of original poetry on nature, humor, whimsy, fantasy, joy, loss and grief. The Such part of the program will include memoir and the small bits and pieces that writing engenders along the way.
Frances Roth writes poetry and short fiction and enjoys performing her spoken-word pieces for an audience. She led a poetry read-around group at the Bushnell-Sage library for two years as well as presenting readings by local poets. Her poems have been published in The Berkshire Edge, Avocet and Dark Matter, and one was set to music and performed by Crescendo at St. James Place.
Sarah Tames has theater in her bones, and from that everything else follows. Sarah taught English and Theatre for twenty-eight years, directed plays and musicals, and performed with various professional and amateur companies. Her poetry has been percolating for some years, and she looks forward to bringing her performance experience to this reading.
Use Your Words brings writers, readers, and listeners together for evenings of sharing and conversation. Each date will be hosted by a different local writer, with readings by colleagues, students, writing groups, published authors, and storytellers. Themes will include Emergence, Grief, Creaturely Stories, Lives Gone Off Script, True Tales, Memoirs, and more. The hosts will open conversations around each evening’s themes, but also talk about writing practices, writing groups, and other skills to empower the art of writing and to encourage reading.
Dewey Drop-In: Use Your Words dates, hosts, and themes:
10/04/2023 Barbara Newman: Life is a Bowl of...
11/01/2023 Sheela Clary: True Tales of Lives Lived
12/06/2023 Beth Robbins and Hannah Van Sickle: Literature and Loss
Dewey Drop-In (DDI) Wednesday night series includes:
First Wednesdays: Use Your Words, writing, readings, and storytelling
Second Wednesdays: Jazz Jams hosted by Brian Kantor w/ bandleader Luke Franco (participants and audience welcome)
Third Wednesdays: Show & Tell, a music and art soireé hosted by Michael Lesko
Fourth Wednesdays: Game Nights with hosts Maggie McRae and Michael Siktberg. Bring a game or join a game.
Wednesday Night Dining options in Sheffield! Thanks to our sponsors Roberto’s Pizza and the Marketplace Cafe!
**Order food and dine at Dewey Hall: Order food at Roberto’s (Wednesday until 9pm) and enjoy your dinner at Dewey Hall!.
**Order at Dewey Hall and eat at Dewey Hall: Food ordered online from the Roberto's at Dewey Menu (now the full Roberto’s Menu) or over the phone for dining at Dewey is delivered by Dewey staff to the Hall at 7:30 p.m! Orders must be placed by 6:45 p.m.
**If you’re order is not ready by 7:30 p.m. you will need to pick up your own order from Roberto’s**
**Dine in at Roberto’s: Roberto’s full menu is available at the restaurant until 9pm on Wednesday nights.
Our Sponsor the Marketplace Cafe will no longer be open Wednesdays until 7pm but burger night is returning on Mondays! PLEASE do not bring outside beverages to the Hall!! Only beverages purchased at the Hall are allowed in the Hall!