EFFINGHAM — Effingham writers' night will feature storyteller Andy Davis and original songs and music performed by Beverly Woods on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Effingham Public Library at 30 Town House Road in Effingham.

Woods grew up steeped in folk and classical music, surrounded by books, and deeply interested in the cultural and natural worlds. She has been playing music since the age of 5 and writing since her teenage years. 

She has worked a wide array of jobs, including shrimp sorting, highway construction crew, seamstress, computer columnist and legal assistant.

Woods, who works as a musician, educator, business consultant and freelance tech support person, has several recordings, including "Return To Fingal," "Beyond the Pale," "River of Dreams" and "Balance On Air." She continues to compose music and write original songs. Currently, she is preparing "In Emergency Break Glass," a one-person show about child abuse and resilience. Music and a performance schedule can be found at beverlywoods.net.

Davis got his start as a storyteller telling comic tales by candlelight in Mexican refugee camps 25 years ago. He has since broadened and refined his craft, and has entertained audiences as far east as Paris, as far south as Bamako, and as far west as San Diego. He lives in the shadow of Mount Chocorua, where he co-directs the World Fellowship Center, a multi-generational educational camp and retreat center devoted to peace and social justice.

This event is free and open to the public. Come just to listen, or bring your own writing or acoustic music to share.

Writers’ night at the Effingham Public Library is for those who write — music, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction — and for those who gather to listen. Each month features writers and musicians are followed by open-mic opportunity for others to share a piece of writing or acoustic music (up to five minutes).  Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians and artists.

For more information, contact Katie McCarthy at (603) 651-9796 or check effingham.lib.nh.us.

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