The University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus will be hosting the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference this weekend, featuring Tracy K Smith (2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry), Antonya Nelson (NY Times acclaimed author and New Yorker contributor), and Gregory Pardlo (author of Digest, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry). Master classes, individual consultations, and group writing sessions will be offered on a vast range of topics for writers of varying backgrounds. Learn more at