An Evening With Authors- Susan Jane Gilman, John Searles and Dani Shapiro

The Tradition Continues…. An Evening With Authors

Wednesday, Oct 8th 2014
Poliquin Group 1598 South County Trail East Greenwich, RI (new bldg in EG)
General Admission 7-9:30pm (6:30 registration) $30
Susan Jane Gilman is a NY Times Bestselling Author
John Searles is the winner of this year’s American Library Association Alex Award
Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a National Bestseller and Dani was a guest of Oprah on Super Soul Sunday
**All net proceeds from An Evening With Authors will benefit Love, Carol Foundation which supports breast cancer awareness and education. This year’s recipient will be The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.**(including book sales)
Copies of each of the authors’ books will be for sale.

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East Providence, RI – The East Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Chapter of the ACLU invite all citizens to a program commemorating Banned Books Week 2014 on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Champlin Program Room of the library.  Launched in 1982 by the American Library Association and other literary organizations, Banned Books Week draws attention to the importance of ensuring access to all literature. More than 11,000 books, including many classics, have been challenged since 1982, with over 300 books being challenged or banned in 2013.
John Dineen, an ACLU volunteer attorney for over 20 years, will offer brief remarks on censorship to open the evening.  Living Literature actors will present Authors on Censorshipa 25-minute dramatic presentation using selections from authors as varied as Harper Lee, Lemony Snicket, George Bernard Shaw, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Judy Blume, and Salman Rushdie, as they talk about the impact that censorship has had on their own and others’ writings.  Along the way the audience will hear some of the reasons books have been banned or restricted over the years.
Join us for an important and inspiring evening. Celebrate your freedom to read freely!  Light refreshments will be served.  Questions? Contact Joyce May at 434-2453 or

Poetry Loft

20ce7c986a9dff90d0da6b1f0987dcb2_s7wbThe Poetry Loft is excited to announce that Professor Jane Lunin Perel has selected by Ira Schaeffer of Warwick, RI, for the Editor’s Choice LOFT Chapbook Award.

Professor Perel noted that Summer Drowning “has a deeply lyrical quality with alluring tones and imagery…The chapbook is aesthetically complex and compelling.”
The winning chapbook will be published in Dec/Jan and distributed to bookstores and libraries in RI. Copies will also be available at the chapbook reading in Dec/Jan and at

Our congratulations to Mr. Schaeffer for this beautiful collection!

 The Finalists are:
Deborah Barchi —   The Song of Toads
James Celenza —    Complications Due to Unintentional Suicides
Eillen McCluskey —  Symphony in Fade
Sandra Moran —     Thoughts Form a Ladder Woven of Nights
Julia Simpson   —    Lost Children of the Prairie
Bravo to all the finalists!  Finalist chapbooks are also being considered for publication.