Description necessities human observation.
What does your setting word choice imply about the personality and preferences of the narrator?
How can these intentional choices develop plot or poetic theme?
Don’t let the “yellow drapes description” be a missed opportunity.
Join Frequency Writers for an afternoon reading of poetry and fiction produced by our students in the fall semister classes. There will be refreshments and time to mingle. This event is free and open to all.
Date: December 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 186 Carpenter Street
Thank you to everyone who spoke at the Frequency Open Mic. So many excellent voices!
Come to the Providence Athenaeum THIS Sunday November 23rd, 11am-12pm for a writing workshop! We will talk craft, look at the ways water and writing intersect, respond to a few prompts, and then share the products. This event is casual with cookies. This event is FREE to all!
Early bird preregistration for this year’s AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference)
ends October 30th!
@ 95 Empire Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The theme for November’s show is “Touché!”
If anyone has a true-life story that somehow fits November’s theme, they absolutely must come to Live Bait, put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, come up and tell it. Remember, Live Bait is a forum for true-life storytelling. No notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. Of course, people are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen. Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Host” Goldman, with musical accompaniment by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.
10:00 pm Friday, November 1st 2013
Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken
95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI
(401) 489-2555 for more information
Have you read any of these? Thoughts?
- T.D. Allman, Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State (Atlantic Monthly Press)
- Gretel Ehrlich, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami (Pantheon Books/Random House)
- Scott C. Johnson, The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA (W.W. Norton & Company)
- Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
- Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
(W.W. Norton & Company)
- George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 (W.W. Norton & Company)
- Terry Teachout, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Gotham Books/Penguin Group USA)
- Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
Jabari Asim, André Bernard, M.G. Lord, Lauren Redniss, Eric Sundquist