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In support of the Congregation Bet Ha'am's fundraiser, I jotted off a new partly autobiographical literary short just before the submission deadline (I know, I always seem to find out about these things late). I am pleased to have again been invited to be a guest reader.
Unlike Red Buttons of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts who complained: "He never got a dinner" -- I will. And Ruth as well. :) As a special treat, my daughter Hannah will join us to see her old man perform.
Now, I've read my work at a number of SFF conventions...to a whole audience of two or three and, in a group author reading, to a whole baker's dozen!
But at "A Storied Affair," I have had, and am pleased to have again, the opportunity to read a wee tale of mine to hundreds of captive hungry fellow landsmen. When I'm done, THEN they can eat. :D
These are the times when you feel such a thrill from the kishkes.
My thanks to the selection committee, the event organizers, the marvelous chef and staff, and the entire congregation of Bet Ha'am for the honor. Mazel tov on another successful fundraiser in support of all the good works you perform on behalf of the community.
Here is the order of the evening's readings and courses:
Jane Sloven - Rufus
Off The Page - The Heart of the World
Abby Staberg - Return Trip
Anna Seigel - Home Planet
Anna Bat- Chai Wrobel - Concert in Galilee and Wondering Jew
Richard Peterson - Sunrise in Santorini
Robert Finegold - My Pet
Laurence Gardner - Return to Ethiopia
Sarah Cropley - reading Mark Melnikov's From Foreign Lands They Settled
Announcements and Raffle Drawing
Roxanne Baker - The Heirloom
Time to schmooze
Congregation Bet Ha'am
81 Westbrook St
South Portland Me 04106