Sarah Tourjee to Read on April 30th!

Sarah Tourjee is a writer living in Providence. She is the author of Ghost, a chapbook out from Anomalous Press. She collaborates widely and enthusiastically with artists of all mediums. Her work can be found in journals, on blogs, in a few anthologies, and on the internet. She received an MFA from Brown, and is a director and teacher with Frequency Writers. Make sure to come check out the FREE reading on April 30th to hear from Sarah and others!

Like what you hear? Interested in following up with Frequency classes? Make sure to talk to some of the Frequency regulars at the reading to find out about upcoming courses! 


Frequency Spotlight Reading!


Andy Fitch and Amaranth Borsuk are stoping at 186 Carpenter while on their mini-tour for our book As We Know (

Check out a sample performance here:

Their reading will be interactive and awesome!


Darcie Dennigan will also be reading!

Thursday, April 30th, 6-8pm. Free! Snacks provided! All are welcome!

Who Are Your Favorites?

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Chances are at least a few of you favorite authors is translated.

So the question becomes, do you really love Jorge Louis Borges, or is it Anthony Kerrigan’s voice that moves to you? Haruki Murakami or Jay Rubin? Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Edith Grossmann?

Are you sure?
After all, translation is transformation,
One has to make decisions.

Want answers, or likeminded writers grappling with the same quandaries?

Join us in Sufficient Compensation: A one day, multi genera studio translation studio
-no experience or second language necessary- just a fascination with words.

“Nothing has moved my personal writing further than considering the kinds of decisions made by translators. Do I stay true to the style, the tone, the rhythm, the content, the humor, irony or plot? How can I capture all of these things–all of these parts of myself–and pour them into a single line?”

DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
TIME: 10am-2:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Register here 

Now We Know

Inspiration is a funny thing, but recent efforts in neuroscience have begun to demystify the process (if not the product, which will forever remain wholly individual and unexpected; who knows why, when May writes about a cream factory, she is instantly reminded of her childhood show dog moss sculptures?) The brain is plastic, is shaped by its environment and experiences. Sit down with a mind to create regularly, and you’ll (by force of will and repetition) strengthen your “creative” neurological connections.

wash on the line by Zama Ree Do on Flickr

Looks Good!

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Shambhala Art Weekend Blends Contemplation with Creative Process Shambhala Art, or Dharma Art, focuses on the exploration of how mediation and contemplation work with the creative and viewing processes. The Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence will present the first two parts of the five-part Shambhala Art program the weekend of Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.
The program is ideal for anyone—artists and non-artists alike—who wishes to make a genuine creative expression, whatever the form. Shambhala Art provides an experience of the natural flow of creativity that arises from the open space of a meditative mind. Clarity of vision leads to clarity of expression.
The Shambhala Art program comes from the inspiration and teachings of the late Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. He was s calligrapher, photographer, poet, filmmaker and Ikebana master who taught that genuine art tells the truth and has the power to wake up
both the maker and the viewer.Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings on Dharma Art can be found in his book, True Perception. His teachings were influential for artists such as Allen Ginsburg, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, David Bowie and Joni Mitchell.
The weekend program is co-led by Ellen Rook, a poet and senior teacher, or shastri, in the Shambhala tradition, and visual artist and Shambhala teacher Rebekah Younger who designs environmental installations for homes and offices. The program begins Friday evening, May 1 with a talk and demonstration, “Back to Square One: Art and Meditation,” which also is free and open to the public. Part One, “Coming to Your Senses” and Part Two, “Seeing Things as They Are” continue Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.
Register online at For additional information on the weekend course, The Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence is located at 541 Pawtucket Ave., Second Floor, at the intersection of North Main St. and Pawtucket Ave.

Samuel Simas Set to Join April 30th Reading

Samuel Simas is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island where he studied English and French Literature.  A native Rhode Islander, Sam makes the best coffee-milk north of Tower Hill Road and west of the bay.  His enthusiasm for quahogs, The Big Blue Bug, and dropping “r”s just to add them into words where they don’t belong has led him to found The Rocky Point Review, a literary magazine focused on publishing emerging and established Rhode Island writers.  He’s currently working as the managing editor for The Rumowicz Publication Series, a student focused publication out of the University of Rhode Island.  His work has been published in OPTIONS Magazine, and it is forthcoming in Steam Ticket, Writ on Water, and Slink Chunk Press.

To see Sam read and learn more about his new publication, come to the reading at 186 Carpenter on April 30th!


New Calendar!

Frequency is introducing a new Calendar feature! You will now be able to find the long term schedule of events in one place. It will be accessible on the website through the Calendar page, which will be under “New Classes and Schedule.” Make sure to check it out, as it will be live soon!