Announcing Summer classes!

Exciting new classes including Publishing Basics, Literary ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), and Becoming Fiction. Click below to view complete course information!

You are invited to our Open House on Sunday, June 4, at 186 Carpenter St. from 6:00-7:30 pm. Meet instructors and mingle with other writers in the Frequency community!

6/14-7/19: Literary ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) with Maryann Ullmann Taller de inglés literaria con Maryann Ullmann

6/22-7/27: Becoming Fiction with Victor Wildman

7/22: Everyday Writing Lab with S. Tourjee

8/7-8/28: Publishing Your Work with Erica Mena

8/12: Writing Our Labors with Rosalynde Vas Dias

CITY & SEA: A Frequency Anthology

City & Sea event flyer


It’s finally here! Frequency’s newest anthology, City & Sea, is a book of over 40 writers from the greater RI community. The words in these pages imagine the histories, presents, and futures of our seas and cities, often finding inspiration right here in the landscapes of the ocean state. Join us in celebrating the authors, and pick up a copy of the book.

City & Sea Book Release 
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Aurora Providence
276 Westminster Street
Providence RI 02903

Entry to this event is free with donations gratefully accepted. We look forward to celebrating with you!
All ages welcome.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Featuring soundscapes by Emily Dix Thomas
Readings by Frequency authors
Rachel Hughes
William Keller
Kate Schapira
Laura Brown-Lavoie
and Tina Cane, RI Poet Laureate

City & Sea is published by Drunken Boat.

Support Frequency in National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! It’s also a time when the future of arts funding is uncertain in the United States. Rest assured the arts will continue, artists will be impassioned as they always have, organizations like Frequency will, with determination, continue to bring creativity to our communities. BUT we need your support! This April, national poetry month, make a donation to Frequency in any amount. Here’s what your contribution can make possible:

  • $250 will give someone a full need-based scholarship for one of our six week classes (we also give partial scholarships starting at $50).
  • $125 will give tuition support to our new Creative Writing ESOL class
  • $75 will give tuition support for a teenage writer in our annual youth class
  • $50 will help us print a dozen copies of our new anthology, City & Sea
  • $25 will give food and beverages for a Frequency open house
Thank you for supporting Frequency!

Donations can also be made by check, payable to:
Frequency Writers
186 Carpenter Street
Providence RI 02903

Your tax-deductible donation, big or small, will help us in our mission to connect writers to a supportive community, create a space for writers to experiment with their art that is outside of the marketplace, and offer readings and events that enrich the culture of our region. The “donate” button will direct you to our PayPal site.

Writing and Readings 3/27-4/9

Just a few of the writing and reading events coming up in Providence.

Poets Resist
Tuesday, March 27
7PM at Ada Books

Everyday Writing
Readings by writers in the class Everyday Writing
Instructor: S. Tourjee
Sunday, April 2
4:15PM at 186 Carpenter Street

Writing Sounds Lounge
with Francesca Caruso
Sunday, April 9
10:30AM at 186 Carpenter Street
suggested donation $5-10

Poet as Witness to History Reading
Readings by writers in the class Poet as Witness to History
Instructor: Tina Cane
Sunday, April 9
5PM at 186 Carpenter Street

Announcing Writing Sounds Lounge!

16586880_1349540391756407_4373057322609616029_oSunday, March 12, 2017, 10:30AM, 186 Carpenter Street
with Sakiko Mori
$5-10 suggested donation

Multi-instrumentalist Sakiko Mori grew up in Japan and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2004. She has collaborated with a wide array of musicians and groups in performance, recordings, films, animations, dance, and theatre. Sakiko currently lives in Providence, RI.


What is it?
Writing Sounds Lounge is a monthly drop-in program that invites attendees to write while listening. Guest musicians from the Providence community will perform while attendees are invited (but certainly not required) to write to specified prompts given by Frequency leaders.

Who can attend?
ANYONE. This is a community event. You do not need music or writing experience to attend. There is a small suggested donation to support the musician and the program, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

What will happen?
You will make yourself comfortable in the Carpenter Street gallery. You may choose to drink some coffee or tea. Relax, listen, and write as you are inspired to do so. You will not be asked to share your writing with anyone. After the musician finishes playing (after about 45 minutes), you can leave or choose to stay and discuss your experiences with the musician and each other.

Bring your preferred writing materials. You may also want to bring a yoga mat or blanket to make yourself comfortable on the floor of the gallery. Chairs will also be available.

Frequency looks for ways to bridge writing with other art forms. The Rhode Island arts community is vast and we hope that this program will bring together writers, musicians, music lovers, writers-to-be, and anyone looking to enrich their Sunday mornings among friends.