Frequency is Hosting a Fiction Craft Session!

It’s Time To Write

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Making Fiction: a craft studio

This class will explore nontraditional approaches to writing fiction. During the first part of the day, we will discuss craft through the work of writers including John Cage, WG Sebald, and Matthew Goulish. We will also examine some unusual journals, such as one documenting, with illustrations, the writer’s favorite kinds of light. We will look to other forms–such as the lecture, the catalog, the formula, the homage–and practice turning these forms into containers for fiction. Before taking a short break for lunch, we will watch several brief videos by physicist Richard Feynman illustrating the importance of curiosity and investigation to any creative endeavor. During the second part of the day, we will generate new writing through several short writing exercises. Besides creating new work, one of the goals of this studio is to emphasize that fiction can take an endless variety of forms.


This one-day studio is geared towards drafting new work and finding new ways to approach your craft. The pieces you’ll be drafting will be about, or inspired by, readings and prompts the instructor will share.
Instructor: Evelyn Hampton
Dec. 6, 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: 186 Carpenter Street Providence RI 02903
$25-$50, sliding scale

Sign up at: Making Fiction

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April 25–Stephanie Wortman reads

Stephanie Wortman will be reading at Books on the Square on Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm. She’ll be reading poems from her first and newly released book, In the Permanent Collection, which was selected for the Vassar Miller Prize. Stephanie is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College.

Monday morning

Here’s a list of links!

Check out a human book through the Human Library of Rhode Island.

The Night Writer by Jonathan Baumbach is one post in a series on anxiety, stress, writing, and sleep.

Take Five: an exercise in documenting art, culture, life by Mary-Kim Arnold.

Why I Edit: A Love Story” by Patty Paine, an editor of diode.

If you’re looking to follow the blog of a writer with seemingly limitless energy for encouraging other writers, check out Matt Bell’s blog.

And when you’re feeling like writing and winter combine to make you the loneliest person in the world, read about the loneliest job in the world.

Four Amazing Mini-Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read.

Move Around,” an essay by Casey Plett.

Summer workshops in poetry & fiction

Spend some time this summer expanding your writing– and reading, talking about the writing process, and getting feedback from other writers… (…we wish we could add “in a hammock, whilst drinking lemonade” but so far no one has lent us the use of his forest, so these classes will take place here— though feel free to bring your own Del’s.)

Open fiction workshop

July 10 – July 31, Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00

Open poetry workshop

July 11 – August 1, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00

Our workshops are an opportunity for writers to receive real, sustained feedback on their work from a talented instructor and from a group of encouraging peers. Workshops are also a chance for writers to grow their work– their voice,  style, and confidence. All are welcome.