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Maribeth Fischer

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Executive Director

Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild
P.O. Box 1326
Rehoboth Beach , Delaware 19971
United States

Company Description: The Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild (RBWG), established in November 2004, is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the fostering of the literary arts in...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Fine Arts program
    Virginia Commonwealth University
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Executive Director |, 28 Nov 2015 [cached]
Maribeth Fischer, Executive Director
MariBeth Fischer Our heartfelt thanks to Maribeth Fischer, our executive director, accomplished novelist and teacher, who founded the guild because of a fervent belief that everyone has a story to tell.
Maribeth Fischer is founder and executive director of the Rehoboth Beach Writer's Guild and teaches workshops in writing for the guild. She also served as executive director of Writers At The Beach: Pure Sea Glass writing conferences from 2003 to 2010.
Maribeth Fischer's literary essays have appeared in such journals as The Iowa Review and The Yale Review, and have twice been cited as notable in Robert Atwan's Best American Essays.
Maribeth taught fiction and creative nonfiction at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 1991 - 2000. From 2002-2004, she served as Visiting Writer in the graduate MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University, where in addition to teaching fiction and nonfiction, she acted as a theses director. She has also taught writing to healthcare professionals and to caretakers and parents of children with disabilities.
Currently, she lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. In addition to founding the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild and serving as executive director of the annual Writers At The Beach: Pure Sea Glass writing conference, Fischer teaches workshops in writing. She is currently at work on her third novel.
Maribeth ..., 28 Nov 2015 [cached]
Maribeth Fischer
Maribeth Fischer
MariBeth Fischer Maribeth Fischer is the author of The Language of Goodbye (Dutton 2001), awarded Virginia Commonwealth University's First Novel Award for 2002. Fischer's second novel, The Life You Longed For (Simon & Schuster, 2007), an April 2007 BookSense Notable Book and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection, has sold in five countries and was cited by The Library Journal as "a perfect book-group selection-comparable to Jane Hamilton's A Map of the World. Fischer received an individual artist award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 1992, and an Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for an Established Fiction Writer in 2009. She has published essays in such journals as The Iowa Review and The Yale Review. Her essays have twice been cited as notable in Robert Atwan's Best American Essays. She received a Pushcart Prize for her essay "Stillborn," and a Smart Family Prize for her essay, "Lottery." Maribeth founded the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild in 2005, where she currently serves as Executive Director. She has taught fiction and nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 15 years and currently teaches classes for RBWG. She is currently completing her third novel, A Season of Perfect Happiness.
Here's what you said about Maribeth's classes ...
The last few years taking Maribeth Fischer's Novel Class has helped me in two major ways: scene and balance. She's taught me what makes a scene work and what doesn't and how to make it work if it's not. Maribeth is constantly asking us questions about our characters that we may or may not know the answer to, and may or may not think it's all that important to know, but she says: "Even if it never makes it into your book, you, as the writer, need to know the answer."
The class was called Experiments in Creative Writing, but for the lucky 9 students who joined Maribeth Fischer for 8 weeks starting in April 2012, the class proved to be much more than an experiment. It was a blast. New to RBWG, I was a bit apprehensive about this undertaking. Thirty-something years out of undergraduate school, never having taken a writing class, and pretty nervous about the prospect of reading to a group of strangers, this experiment felt pretty risky to me. Happily, it turned out that I had nothing to fear and everything to celebrate. In fact, every week the class was routinely proclaimed to be "the two best hours of the week" by at least one student. Each week, Maribeth gave us a different writing assignment, which challenged us to write in new and various formats.
So successful was the experiment that Maribeth created Experiments II and another 8-week journey began in June.
So, if Maribeth came up with sixteen "experiments" in classes 1 and 2 (eight weeks each, eight creative challenges each) was she not down to the dregs, the really off the cuff stuff to tantalize us with?
-- Maribeth ..., 29 Sept 2007 [cached]
-- Maribeth FischerFounder, Writers at the Beach
Click here to read Writers at the Beach Founder Maribeth Fischer's story - Cape Region's Home Page, 26 Jan 2005 [cached]
Starting on Saturday, Jan. 29, published author Maribeth Fischer, will lead the first of a three-part memoir workshop at the Corner Cupboard Inn, located at 50 Park Avenue in Rehoboth Beach.The workshops will be limited in size (8-10 participants) so that each participant will have ample time for his or her work to be discussed.
Fischer, an award-winning essayist who taught memoir workshops most recently in the Master of Fine Arts program at Virginia Commonwealth University, prefers the small classes, because ,memories are tricky, and you can,t always predict where the memories will lead.,
Writers of memoir, Fischer says, often need more time and the right kind of space to figure out what the story is really about.
Already renowned for its hosting of elegant weddings and retreats, the inn seemed especially suited to host the class, according to Fischer.
The workshops, which will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29; Saturday, Feb. 5; and Saturday, Feb. 19, are geared toward writers at all levels who have an idea for a memoir along with the desire to write it, but aren,t sure how to begin and, once having begun, how to sustain the story.Fischer says that people often think they don,t have a story to tell or that their story isn,t important or interesting enough, but the problem isn,t with the story at all.
More About RBWG, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Our Executive Director, Maribeth Fischer.
And check out this awesome interview from ContentDelaware, where Maribeth talks about what the guild is all about!
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