Ever wonder how a poetry manuscript comes together?

Ever wonder how NOT to be lonely as a writer?

41r5iwie1EL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_For these and many other reasons, check out this interview with our summer session poetry instructor Rosalynde vas Dias on the “Great Writers Steal” podcast: http://www.greatwriterssteal.com/2015/04/04/the-great-writers-steal-podcast-rosalynde-vas-dias-author-of-only-blue-body/

And, check out Rosalynde’s summer course: http://frequencywriters.org/currentofferings/#Digging%20for%20Gold

Summer Open House – May 17

Join us on Sunday, May 17, for an open house introducing our summer session. We’ll have brief readings by our summer instructors, info about their courses, refreshments, a book raffle, and mingling. Free. All are invited.

11032981_744092642378511_1614650965_nSunday, May 17
186 Carpenter Street, Providence

Featuring readings by:
Victor Wildman
Susana Gardner
Rosalynde Vas Dias
Kate Schapira
Franny Choi

This Wednesday– a performance of Collaborations

Dear Friend,

Pirouettes! Clouds of bow-drawn rosin! Jack Nicholson! The Collaborations course has brought new movement, unexpected landscapes, and dizzying characters into my words. Guest artists inspired us and collaborative assignments coaxed us from our cloisters. Under the guidance of Sarah and Ren, we’ve learned that sometimes when we’re stuck, the solution is not to dig in, but to reach out. We’ve learned too that the fear of losing artistic control comes just before the joy collaborative creation.

The students of the Collaborations class invite you to hear some of the work they created for the class on Wednesday, May 6th at 7 PM, at 186 Carpenter Street. We will be joined by our guest artists, Emily Dix Thomas, Vincent Brewer, and Danielle Vogel. There will be snacks. Will you come?

Janaya K.

PS– Thank you to RISCA for making this course possible!

May events!

The Jamestown Arts Center will celebrate the life of Tom McAleer, legendary local plein air painter and champion for social justice, who passed away suddenly in August 2014, with a retrospective exhibition, opening onWednesday, May 6 from 6 – 8pm.

Jess George
Marketing & Communications Director

Want a Reason?


Your motivation: When you share your work, you are giving back to the community. Reading to an audience can be many things: a sacrifice, a vanity, a way to distance yourself from the suffocating intimacy of creation, an effortless performance, or an exhaustive act of will. We are social creatures, and learn by sharing. Whatever your reasons, however the act strikes you, share your art. Not everyone has a Lavinia Dickinson waiting in the eves. The world is better for your art.

DATE: Thursday, April 30th
TIME: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street


Make Sure to Come to the Reading / Open Mic!

Come to 186 Carpenter tomorrow from 7-9pm! The first hour will be a special Frequency open mic, followed by an hour of readings from Amaranth Borsuk, Andy Fitch, Samuel Simas, and Frequency’s own Sarah Tourjee!

Make sure to arrive on time, as the open mic will start at 7:15 at the latest. If you are planning on reading, get there earlier to ensure yourself a sign-up spot.

This event is free, and there will be refreshments! Stop by for either the reading, the open mic, or both. we look forward to seeing you!


Frequency’s Last One Day Studio

Found on tittysandpancakes.com

DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
TIME: 10am-2:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Tuition: $50
Click here to register

  1. Who should take this class?

Any writer or translator interested in stretching their brain and their practice in new and fascinating ways!

  1. Do students need to speak a second language?

No, they don’t need to have a second language. Having one is, of course, advantageous, but it’s not strictly necessary. There are all kinds of interesting translation experiments that can be done without fluency in a second language.

  1. What if I’ve never done this before?

No problem! Find a text you’d like to work on and let’s give it a shot together!