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‘All the World’s a Stage’

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The Church in Sag Harbor presents “All the World’s a Stage” on February 17. COURTESY THE CHURCH

The Church in Sag Harbor presents “All the World’s a Stage” on February 17. COURTESY THE CHURCH

authorStaff Writer on Jan 30, 2023

Calling all writers and lovers of the written or spoken word. Eager to provide opportunities and experiences for both writers and appreciators of the craft, The Church presents “All the World’s a Stage,” a new series featuring a select group of writers at varying stages in their careers. The first event in the series will be Friday, February 17, at 6 p.m. and each writer will read one of their works created for or pertaining to the program’s theme. The Church will transform its space into a bohemian-style writer’s night club, with café table seating in addition to traditional lecture format. Limited tables will be available and can seat two or three guests.

Given the event’s proximity to Valentine’s Day, the inaugural program is centered around the theme of love and is titled, “All the World’s a Stage: Love Is a Verb,” inspired by the famous Bell Hooks quote. The chosen writers will each share one work related to love, in its varied meanings and incarnations. The evening will explore the written word in varied forms: poetry, prose, fiction, essays, rap, spoken word and more, from total novices at age 16 to seasoned and acclaimed published authors — and everything in between. The roster of writers includes Heather Buchanan, Bill Goldstein, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Amir Idris, Talena Mascali, Kate Mueth, Lora Tucker, Marta Lucía Vargas and a Pierson High School student.

A light reception with refreshments, cheese and sweet treats will be available in conjunction with the program. Following the segment of curated writers will be an open mic. Audience members are encouraged to sign up for the open mic portion and read their own works or pieces from a beloved writer or friend. Please note that only three or four open mic spots will be available, so arrive early and sign up upon entry. Open mic participation is limited to three minutes when read.

Tickets for the event are $10 ($15 for a café table) and can be purchased at thechurchsagharbor.org. The Church is at 48 Madison Street in Sag Harbor.

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