Head to This Tonight

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A Talk by Poet/Visual Artist Jen Bervin

When:Tuesday, April 7, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown Street Providence

Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin, well known for her work that blends language, writing, and the visual art, co-editor of “Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings,” will present a hybrid talk/reading on the intersection of art and writing as part of the Contemporary Writers Reading Series.Cost:freeContact:Literary Arts Program
401-863-3260  Link:www.brown.edu/cw

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SPRING! The snow has run its course, and things buried have been unveiled.  You know what that means?

TIME TO PUBLISH. If you feel moved to share your work, now is a good time to send it out. Many Literary magazine close their doors for the summer, so deadlines are in sight. You’ve had the whole winter to polish, scrub, scourge, gouge, rebuilt, tweak, and complete. Why not send some things off and give the world a chance to appreciate your cold-weather fruits?

Writing Exercise

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1) Think back to a person who helped you — that you were never able to thank.

2) In your story or pome, cast that person as the villain (omitting backstory or explanation for their “negative” actions).

3) Recall a person who harmed you, and never received their just punishment.

4) Cast that person as the hero or sympathetic protagonist.

5) Here’s the hard part. We know change, or the potential for change, must occur for there to be a sense of movement, purpose or meaning in our writing. Throughout your short piece, give these two characters the chance for change, but conclude with each remaining essentially positive or negative. Can you do it?

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Sarah Gerard and Kit Schulter Reading at Ada

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Sarah Gerard, who has recently published Binary Star (at Two-Dollar Radio), will be reading from her novel at Ada Books on Friday, Feb 27th, at 7pm. She will also have books to sell and sign upon, if you are up for that.
Kit Schulter — local poet, translator, and impressario — will also be reading some words aloud.
Admission is free, and there will be snacks and drinks for the taking. Do come!

Open House This Saturday

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This SATURDAY Feb 21st 4-6:00pm at 186 Carpenter is Frequency’s Open house and instructor readings! Free and open to all. Sarah Tourjee, Kate Schapira, Nick Rattner, and Victor Wildman will be reading from their recent works and talking about the upcoming classes! Bring your friends. Come have some snacks and listen to great writing!

February 21st! FREQUENCY OPEN HOUSE

Want to find out what Frequency is all about?

Want to connect with other local writers?

Want to be inspired by the hard work of some seriously talented artists?

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Then drop in to 186 Carpenter street, Providence, Saturday February 21st, from 4-6pm, and listen to some amazing writers read their work and talk about upcoming Frequency classes. All are welcome. This event is free, so bring friends and get ready to soak up some art!

Sign up for a One Day Writing Studio!

Only two spots left!

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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-$60
Click here to register

Check it Out: Frequency Writer Evelyn Hampton Doing Great Things

Go to: http://thisboringdiscomfort.tumblr.com/post/109265704269/on-february-24-discomfort-by-evelyn-hampton-will

From the site: “On February 24, Discomfort by Evelyn Hampton will be released. On March 2, This Boring Apocalypse by Brandi Wells will be released. In the near future, these books have already been printed. They are in the world. They are riding subways, they are wandering streets. Find these ghosts from the future, capture an image of them, and send the image to us. You’ll be entered in a drawing to win a copy of each book. Four names will be drawn. You may enter once.

Images will be posted on this site as we get them.

The contest is open from February 1 – 20. We’ll announce the four randomly chosen winners here on February 23rd. Winners will also be notified by email.

Send a picture of the ghost from the future of Discomfort and/or This Boring Apocalypse by February 20 to: thisboringdiscomfort@gmail.com”

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