Women's FEST Special Events
RAFFLE! Thursday April 6-Saturday, April 8—Buy raffle tickets all weekend long for the chance to win a trip to Punta Cana Resort with Olivia Travel. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Thursday night dance, Friday activities at the Atlantic Sands, all day Saturday at the EXPO and events at the Atlantic Sands, with the winning ticket being drawn at the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk on Sunday, April 8. You need not be present to win, BUT we’d love to see you at this rewarding, meaningful (and fun!) event.
Friday, April 7, 9 a.m. Golden Crown Literary Society/Bold Strokes Books Meet and Greet—CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Come meet your favorite authors, hear readings, buy books and get them signed! Don’t have all the names yet, but you will be sure to see some great authors here! Then after a lunch break, come back to CAMP Rehoboth for the launch party for two brand new Bywater Books publications from authors Stefani Deoul and Fay Jacobs.
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. Keynote by Sarah McBride—The Human Rights Campaign’s new National Press Secretary is one of the most visible advocates for LGBTQ rights in this country. Come hear this Delaware native and LGBTQ advocate, share her own personal story from coming out as transgender as student body president in college to becoming the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention. She will also discuss the movement for LGBTQ equality and this unprecedented, historic moment in that effort for equal rights. She will get you all fired up for sure.
Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, 4 p.m. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, by Dorothy Allison. Under the direction of Fay Jacobs, performer Stacey Fearheiley takes on this powerful one-woman reading of a riveting, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking tale. The story is Allison’s own, based on her multi-award winning literary masterpiece, Bastard Out of Carolina. Take the journey as this dirt-poor, demeaned, devastated child of the South reinvents herself as a proud lesbian writer and triumphant and inspiring woman. Get ready to be entertained and amazed. Sponsored by Maplewood Dental Group.
Gay History Film Saturday, April 8, 3:30 p.m.—30th Anniversary showing of the classic lesbian film Desert Hearts with original producer Donna Deitch on hand for a Q&A. Talk about lesbian history!
Saturday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. Preserving Gay Culture, an interactive talk and entertainment by Fay Jacobs. Now, more than ever, it is a time to understand our gay culture and what we have to do to protect our rights and our history. This one-hour entertainment/reading/call-to-arms includes some fun gay trivia, a look at some of our heroes, and some frank talk about where we go from here. Check out what our local comic writer has to say about the challenges we face and the pioneers who led the way then, and can lead us forward again.
Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m. Beth Greenapple Wellness Session—this interactive performance workshop seeks to enhance the lives of individuals through both active and passive experiences of music, the written word, and wellness/self improvement techniques. Come listen and experience a journey toward a more peaceful existence.