Join a group of talented, empathetic RI poets as they celebrate the launch of their new poetry anthology:
HOPE STREET: Nine New England Poets On Love and Loss
Reading and Reception with Open Mic
Sunday, September 21, at 3PM
Symposium Books, East Greenwich
Join us for a chance to meet Frequency’s talented writers: Kate Colby, Kate Schapira, V.H. Wildman, and Darcie Dennigan. These writers will give short readings and talk about their upcoming fall courses. This event runs from 3-5pm September 14th at 186 Carpenter Street. There will be refreshments and a chance to mingle. There is no charge and writers of all levels and interests are welcome!
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.
RI poet Dave O’Connell won the Philbrick Poetry Award!
Come out and support him at his reading on Friday, April 26th at the Providence Athenaeum, 7 p.m. http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/philbrickaward/philbrickaward.html
If you are unable to attend, the chapbook will be on sale on the Athenaeum’s site. Go, Dave!
and here’s a list of links:
Mark Baumer, a writer in Providence, has written 50 novels in the past year.
&Now, “a biennial traveling festival/conference that celebrates writing as a contemporary art form”, is seeking proposals for its 2013 festival.
Have we told you about poet CAConrad’s somatic poetry exercises?
Providence Poetry Slam and the Columbus Cooperative present an evening of poetry with Buddy Wakefield and special guests from Providence Laura Brown-Lavoie (2011 Providence Grand Slam Champion) and
Eamon Mahoney. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Columbus! More info here (scroll down).
4,596 — the number of current fiction, non-fiction, and poetry markets listed by Duotrope, a subscription-based service that lets writers manage their submissions.
Robert Montgomery makes poems on billboards, fire, and using recycled light.
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Presents Readings by Fellowship Award Winning Writers and a Demonstration by a Master Folk Arts Fellow
Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, Jamestown, RI
Thursday, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm
Opening Remarks by Rick Benjamin, State Poet of Rhode Island
Playwriting Fellowship Merit Award Winner Leigh Medeiros
Fiction Fellowship Merit Award Winner Anna Solomon
Poetry Fellowship Merit Award Winner David O’Connell
Fiction Fellowship Award Winner Edward Delaney
And a demonstration of traditional Irish Step Dance by Kevin Doyle
The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases the work of Rhode Island artists who have been awarded by the state for artistic excellence in their discipline. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Fellowship Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Artwork by each visual artist is presented in the Fellowship Exhibition, on view during the Writers Night. The Fellowship Exhibition concludes with an artist’s talk on Saturday, March 9th from 1-4pm.
For more info call RISCA at 222-3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served
BRR it’s cold!
Why not gather at ADA Books for the year’s first Publicly Complex reading and warm up with some poetry!
Saturday, February 9th, at 6 pm
717 Westminster St., Providence
Reading that night:
Michael Tod Edgerton author of Vitreous Hide( Lavender Ink), check out more of his projects here!
Rachel Levitksy author of The Story of My Accident is Ours, Under The Sun (Futurepoem, 2003) and NEIGHBOR ( Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009)
Come and listen to excellent work
See you there!