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78 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1.5 - MONDAY, OCTOBER !8, 2010 CAPE LIFE V% aare-writers to give readings Oct. 18 in Lewes comrhunity College. She also is a part-time sales associate at Re- hoboth wine store Bin 66. In her role as freelance editor for aspir- ing writers as the executive di- rector of the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild, a job that entails teaching creative writing classes,- organizing events and contests, leading Free Writes for kids each summer and more; and as a pub- lished.novelist with two award- winning novels under her belt, I Fischer knows well how frag- mented a life can become. It is the focus, too, of her third novel, from which she will read. 'A Seas;hfPerfect Happiness" is about the "many lives we all have inside of us - all the people we once were, all the people we drea m of becoming - and the ter- rible .ost both when we try to bury those different selves," she Three Delaware writers, poet Anne Agnes Colwell, novelist Maribeth Fischer, and essayist Sue Towers will give readings from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, that explore the idea of finding, collecting, arranging and rear- rahgin" g fragments into beautiful w'nbles - whether they be a poem or a conection of poems, a novel an. award-winning essay, even a life. The event will be held at Beseme restaurant on Second Street in Lewes. Colwell's first ,full-length col- lection of po- ems, "Believing Their Shad- ows:' just came out from Word Press in Sep- tember. Talking about the long says. say,w colleq Beacl uneal the 1; about of on whos, journ Sue Towers' essay, "At the Rainbow's End," the recent recipient of the Florence Colt- man Lewes Public Library Award, was the impetus for the readies theme. The es- ch on the surface is about :ting artifacts on Lewes t in 2004 when dredging thed a sunken ship from 00S, is at heart an essay collecting the lost artifacts .'s own history. Towers, . background is that of a dist, enjoys documenting A. Colwell road to publica- tion, she says, "It was a manuscript that I arranged and rearranged, always looking for the perfect whole, the moment when each poem had found its best place." Colwell is a professor of English at the Uni- versity of Delaware, a writer of fiction and nonfiction, a wife and mother, a runner and CrossFit fa- , and a student of classical guitar. "Sometimes it seems like there isn't enough time in the day for all of the pieces of me," she says, "but I need family and friends and music and words and all of it, all of it, to be me." Fischer de- scribes her life, too, as one of constantly pick- up pieces - "because I keep dropping them,,' she laughs. She is an adjunct instruc- t.Fischer tor at the Uni- versity of Delaware, Wilmington, and in tlAcademic Challenge Pro- gram at Delaware Technical & peopWs stories. One of her roles at .B.ebe Medical Center is to write me quarterly Beacon mag- azine I the annual Cancer Sur- vivorS' Calendar and maffy press releases. Towers enjoys captur- ing the Words of patients, doc- tors, .urses and others as she share the unique, human story of a 1 )cal hospital in a historic t6wn Where families have lived Moose Lodge Road, Camden. The f rst-come, fLrst-serve event will f ature 50 designer wedding gowr; available for a minimum donat on of $100. There is no ad- missi(in cost. Proceedg from the even! will help support Miss Delax are with preparation costs for the Miss America 2011 Pageaat , For more information, contact Rhonda at 302-2224652, or I00iefly )) Wedding gown sale to benefit Miss Delaware Brides-to-be are invited to join MS Delaware 2010 Kayla Mar- tel, for a Wedding Gown Blowout Sale from 1 to 330pax, Sarday, Oct. 16, at the Camden- Wyoming Moose Lodge, 760 for generations. The reading, made possible by Delaware Division of the Arts Grant awarded to Fischer in 2009, is itself a story of picking up the pieces. If not for the grant, Fischer would have been financially unable to finish the novel from which she will be reading nor would she have been able to continue her work as the executive director of the Re- hoboth Beach Writers' Guild, an organization that offers nearly 25 free writing opportunities to adults and children in Sussex County and creates numerous opportunities for others to col- lect the pieces of their own sto- ries and weave them into com- pelling and beautiful wholes The reading will be held in honor or another woman, jour- nalist and entrepreneur Tammy Starr Brittingham, who in Sep- tember 2009 read a powerful and heartrending essay titled "Not Dying Today," based on posts she'd written on a blog by that name that she started upon learning she had ovarian cancer. The blog represented Britting- ham. 's determination to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted by a terminal diagnosis and its of- ten-devastating treatments, mad mold those pieces into some- thing whole and hopeful. Formore information go to re- 302-226'-3123 www.rehobl Great pi'ices, friendly servicel newly expanded Just South of the Lewes/Reho[ oth Canal Bridge on Rte. 1 Cape Gazette TRADITIONAL FAITH AND WORSHIP "The Faith as given" -JUDE 3 saint lanles Anglican Church 1928 Boor of Common Prayer 23269 Park Avenue ,, GeOrgetown, DE Rectory 302-238-7464 Sundays 8 and 10 AM D I .00epen Your Spirituality within Community St. Pe I er's Communion of Light Service 5pm Sundays www. Featuring a story on the