17th century playwright William Congreve's play Love for Love is all but forgotten but a particular turn of phrase endures. Mr. Tattle (described in the dramatis personae as a "half-witted beau, vain of his amours, yet valuing himself for secrecy") planted one on Ms. Prue ("a silly, awkward country girl") who subsequently shared news of the smooch (with her mom!). His immortal admonition thereafter? "O fie, Miss, you must not kiss and tell."
The Sonoma Writers Workshop, celebrates the notion of being indiscrete about one's indiscretions on the eve of Valentine's Day at BUMP Cellars. They not only kiss and tell, they write poetry and fiction about it as part of their standing-room-only series of wine country readings.
As always, members of the local literary community are invited to share original work that aligns with the theme following the performance. A limited-edition collectible anthology will be available with purchase of a glass of wine at the venue. Sharing the bill are writers AJ Petersen, Stacey Tuel, Lisa Summers, Jonah Raskin and Daedalus Howell, who will also host the event.