Meet and Greet Frequency’s Fall Teachers

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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!

Anna Solomon, Frequency instructor & RISCA Fellowship award winner, to read on Feb. 28

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

Readings by:

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

 Free and open to the public

Refreshments will be served 

Congratulations to the four Frequency scholarship winners!

Amy Wright has chosen Mark Jay Brewin, Charlie Curnow, Serena Putterman, and Vineeth Venugopal as the winners in Frequency’s recent scholarship contest.

We had many more applicants than slots available, and our judge remarked that it was a difficult decision and an honor to read such fine work. Thanks to all who entered.

Updates about our next scholarship contest will be made here on our website. That’s also where you can find information about making donations to Frequency’s scholarship fund.

Frequency’s scholarship judge announced!

amy with sunflowerFrequency is pleased to announce that writer Amy Wright will judge the current scholarship contest. The deadline for entries is January 20, with winners announced via email January 24.

Amy Wright is the nonfiction editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal, as well as the author of three chapbooks—Farm, There Are No New Ways To Kill A Man, and The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip. Her prose appears in Drunken Boat, Western Humanities Review, American Letters & Commentary, and Freerange Nonfiction. An associate professor at Austin Peay State University, she writes about teaching and editing at The Writer’s Life, the blog component of Her Circle magazine.

Announcing Frequency’s scholarship judges

We are excited to introduce you to Maggie Smith, one of the two writers who will be reading scholarship applications for Frequency this summer.

Maggie Smith is the author of three prizewinning collections of poems, Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press), Nesting Dolls (Pudding House), and The List of Dangers (Kent State University Press). She has received fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Smith’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, and many other journals. You can find her online at

The other judge will be announced very soon! Meanwhile, if you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, make your way over to the scholarship page. The deadline for applications is August 15th.