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?

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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AS220 Hosts White Ally Workshop

http://www.as220.org/event/how-to-be-a-better-white-ally-with-your-words-and-actions-group-critique-and-writing-workshop/

How To Be A Better White Ally With Your Words (And Actions)

Group Critique and Writing Workshop

Weds. Feb 4th, 8-10pm

AS220 Performance Space

Free and open to all people

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Take the leap and take this workshop. It will be excellent. How do we know? It’s facilitated by Laura Brown-Lavoie and Muggs Fogarty, staff members of the Providence Poetry Slam, that’s why.

Check It Out!

There are six reasons why you should come to Ada Books at 6pm on Saturday, December 6: Mark Baumer, John Cayley, Evelyn Hampton, Joanna Howard, Amy Pickworth, and Sarah Tourjee will each be reading from their writing to celebrate the release of books by two Providence-related writers, Amy Pickworth (Bigfoot for Women) and Evelyn Hampton (Discomfort). That’s 6 readers on December 6 at 6pm! Plus Bigfoot for Women and Discomfort! Go beasts! Ada Books is located at 717 Westminster St., Providence. We hope you can join us! (Snacks yes!) REading Marked by the Beast

Come to the Providence Poetry Slam This Thursday

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This Thursday December 4th at 8:00pm, at AS220: 115 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Doors open and sign-up list goes up at 7:30.
Show starts at 8pm.
Cover: $4 (or what you can pay)No slam this week. Instead, they will have an extended open mic before and after the featured performance.In the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, this week’s show will be dedicated to an open mic/speak-out on police brutality, racism, and the way racist violence affects our communities. They hope for a night of mourning, healing, and action through poetic exchange. Their stage is open to all poems, songs, stories, raps, testimonies, elegies, community announcements, etc.#BlackLivesMatter #IndictAmerica #JusticeForMikeBrown #NoJusticeNoPeace

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ABOUT THE FEATURE:

Mckendy Fils-Aimé hails from Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is an instrumental organizer and co-host for his home slam, the long-running and wildly popular Slam Free or Die. A seven-time veteran of the National Poetry Slam and perennial semi-finalist, as well as the winner of the Boston Poetry Slam’s 2012 World Qualifier, he has been published in Freezeray, Word Riot, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. The only thing Mckendy likes as much as poetry is his sneaker collection. He is currently working on his debut collection, Prayer in the Cracks.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/735704529839469/