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Congregation Bet Ha’am is pleased to announce the 2nd annual A Storied Affair, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Our Spring Gala event will feature 10-15 minute readings of original stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry by Maine writers, interspersed with an indulgent, 5-course meal. 

Submission deadline is February 1, 2019. There is no submission fee.

  • Our theme this year is ‘Return’, however you may interpret that idea.  However please remember that our goal is to provide an uplifting and entertaining event, and stories should reflect that goal.
  • You should submit the work you intend to share at the event.
  • The work should be able to be presented in a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • All work will be submitted electronically at bethaam.org/writer

Selected writers and a guest will be honored at the dinner. Talented proxy readers are available on request.

For questions, please contact Toby Rosenberg, story@bethaam.org.

Help Spread the Word
If you aren’t a writer or storyteller yourself, please help us spread the word. We’re accepting submissions from the whole Maine community, not just members of Bet Ha’am. Feel free to forward this email to friends and family who you think may be interested.

Also, we’d be grateful if you printed a copy or two of our flier, here>>, and posted it in places where it might get seen: a nearby bookstore, coffee shop, etc.

Thank you!

-The Storied Affair Planning Crew

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