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.
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.
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.
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)
We’ve had poet, teacher, and editor Anna Catone lead a few Frequency studios in the past–
and we always leave with armfuls of poem-drafts and great readings.
We asked Anna, “So why do you want to lead a poetry-writing workshop built around the idea of wilderness/wildness?”
She replied with a quote from John Hay: “What is it that we’re missing? I think we have an essential wildness in us that is too often stifled. That wildness builds up in us and becomes dark because we ignore it–when we go into nature, we are looking for a release, a dialogue….We are searching for a match for that wildness inside us in the wild land… And in the wild sea, of course.”
-From David Gessner’s book about Hay, The Prophet of Dry Hill: Lessons From a Life in Nature
All are welcome in this workshop—the greenhorn and the weathered woodsmen, the outdoorsy and the city dweller alike!
In our last post we mentioned that poet Robert Creeley, who will be making an appearance in the fall poetry course, Less is More, once wrote on Arnold Street. In the same spirit, here’s an excerpt from Providence-based writer Rosmarie Waldrop’s Lawn of Excluded Middle. Writers in the Hybrid Writing course will be reading more of Waldrop’s work.
In Providence, you can encounter extinct species, an equestrian statue, say, left hoof raised in progress toward the memory of tourists. Caught in its career of immobility, but with surface intact, waiting to prove that it can resist the attack of eyes even though dampened by real weather, even though historical atmosphere is mixed with exhaust like etymology with the use of a word or bone with sentence structure. No wonder we find it difficult to know our way about and tend to stay indoors.
Robert Hass’ book Time and Materials is, according to Slate, “a book about hitting the cold water of late middle age, but the story it tells is not so much of decline as of reinvention.” Want to spend four weeks delving into Hass’ book and writing poems with a supportive, responsive and challenging community? Sign up for Mary Wilson’s poetry workshop today!