For Sustenance, Save the Date

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Frequency Open House and Reading.

Free and open to all. Snacks and talented writers reading their work and talking about their upcoming classes. Grab a cheese square, find a comfy seat, and relax into the poetic flow of some serious tallent.

February 21st

at 186 Carpenter Street, Providence RI

4-6pm

Lonely Life

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Writing has a rap for being an exercise in the art of isolation, but historically, many influential writers belonged to tight communities of trusted friends who offered feedback, encouragement, and camaraderie. After all, writing communicates; it exists in conversation with its past and present context.

Instead of being apart from, be a part of. Frequency exists for you. What would you like it to do?

Looking for a Way to Push Your Writing Further?

If you want to revive old writing, discover new methods and craft techniques, find a welcoming community, or simply write more . . . 21629483ffe99224afe7b68ce156b4e9 Frequency’s courses do strange, wonderful things. Classes offer in-depth, expert critique. They generate new work.  And they expose members to new forms of writing and art. Plus they are filled with lovely, amazing writers of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Writing the Root!

Writing the Root: A one day studio course

Winter is the time to write inward rather than outward, to draw on what we’ve already gathered, to keep warm and close to home and dream. In this one-day workshop, we’ll work on writing that divines what sustains us through dark times; through poetry and prose exercises, both intuitive and formal, and some visualizations and tactile exercises, we’ll identify our resources and storehouses, our shelters and our warm cores. For shivering writers in any genre; poets should be prepared to try a little prose, and vice versa.

INSTRUCTOR: Kate Schapira
DATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015
TIME: 10am-2pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Tuition: Sliding scale $25-$55
Register here!

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Monday morning

and here are some links for you —

Rhode Islander Annie Keithline has been walking across the U.S. for the past year, and she has no goal of stopping soon. She’s also been keeping a wonderful blog of her travels. Her trip objectives could give you some energy this morning.

NPR’s Three Minute Fiction contest

Via Miel, a list of journals currently open to submissions.

Many poems to read in the Boston Review’s online poetry section.

“To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking responsibility for what the words mean. Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in itself, to sing a poem or tell a story, goes right, goes towards the truth.” -from Ursula Le Guin’s “A few words to a young writer.” Le Guin keeps her collection of writings about writing on her website.

Thanks to all who came to Frequency’s open mic last night! The next one will be even more historic.