Want a Reason?


Your motivation: When you share your work, you are giving back to the community. Reading to an audience can be many things: a sacrifice, a vanity, a way to distance yourself from the suffocating intimacy of creation, an effortless performance, or an exhaustive act of will. We are social creatures, and learn by sharing. Whatever your reasons, however the act strikes you, share your art. Not everyone has a Lavinia Dickinson waiting in the eves. The world is better for your art.

DATE: Thursday, April 30th
TIME: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street


Make Sure to Come to the Reading / Open Mic!

Come to 186 Carpenter tomorrow from 7-9pm! The first hour will be a special Frequency open mic, followed by an hour of readings from Amaranth Borsuk, Andy Fitch, Samuel Simas, and Frequency’s own Sarah Tourjee!

Make sure to arrive on time, as the open mic will start at 7:15 at the latest. If you are planning on reading, get there earlier to ensure yourself a sign-up spot.

This event is free, and there will be refreshments! Stop by for either the reading, the open mic, or both. we look forward to seeing you!


Who Are Your Favorites?

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Chances are at least a few of you favorite authors is translated.

So the question becomes, do you really love Jorge Louis Borges, or is it Anthony Kerrigan’s voice that moves to you? Haruki Murakami or Jay Rubin? Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Edith Grossmann?

Are you sure?
After all, translation is transformation,
One has to make decisions.

Want answers, or likeminded writers grappling with the same quandaries?

Join us in Sufficient Compensation: A one day, multi genera studio translation studio
-no experience or second language necessary- just a fascination with words.

“Nothing has moved my personal writing further than considering the kinds of decisions made by translators. Do I stay true to the style, the tone, the rhythm, the content, the humor, irony or plot? How can I capture all of these things–all of these parts of myself–and pour them into a single line?”

DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
TIME: 10am-2:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Register here 

Samuel Simas Set to Join April 30th Reading

Samuel Simas is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island where he studied English and French Literature.  A native Rhode Islander, Sam makes the best coffee-milk north of Tower Hill Road and west of the bay.  His enthusiasm for quahogs, The Big Blue Bug, and dropping “r”s just to add them into words where they don’t belong has led him to found The Rocky Point Review, a literary magazine focused on publishing emerging and established Rhode Island writers.  He’s currently working as the managing editor for The Rumowicz Publication Series, a student focused publication out of the University of Rhode Island.  His work has been published in OPTIONS Magazine, and it is forthcoming in Steam Ticket, Writ on Water, and Slink Chunk Press.

To see Sam read and learn more about his new publication, come to the reading at 186 Carpenter on April 30th!


Come See Andy Fitch!

Andy Fitch’s most recent books are Sixty Morning Walks, Sixty Morning Talks, and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his ebook Sixty Morning Walks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has dialogic books forthcoming from 1913 Press and Nightboat Books. He edits Essay Press and teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program.

Come by 186 Carpenter on April 30th to hear Andy read with Amaranth Borsuk!


Weaver Library Book Sale

On April 11th and 12th, the Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be holding a book sale from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free, thousands of books will be available for prices as low as one dollar, and all proceeds go to the East Providence Public Library! It is a great way to give back to the reading and writing community, and find some one of a kind books. For more information, check out the library website or the post in Providence online.


Writer’s Block

It has happened to all of us at one point or another. We have a project due tomorrow, but no matter how many times we sit down at the keyboard, the words just won’t come out. Or, alternatively, inspiration comes and you write feverishly for a half-hour only to come to a screeching halt when you hit a blank wall. Writer’s block is an affliction that has plagued every writer at some point, and everyone has their own special fix to get around it. Have a strategy that helps you in the worst of times? Leave a comment below and let’s get the conversation started!


Sunday Morning Free Writes!

Spring is finally here, and with the improving weather comes more reasons to be inspired to write! Consider coming to 186 Carpenter Street from 10-12 Sunday mornings for the Frequency Free Write! It is totally free to participate, and is a great way to meet new people and get feedback on some writing! Check the website for a list of scheduled free writes, and don’t miss this opportunity to hang out in a creative space and interact with other writers if you are having a lazy sunday this spring!