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

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/

Frequency Student Reading

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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

Class Reading

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Do You Enjoy Being Read To?

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Saturday, October 18th — Thursday, October 23rd
Brown University List Art Center, First Floor, 64 College St, Providence, RI

A gallery show of mixed-media musings on the subject of participatory reading, including:

&& the polyphonic poetry choir &&
& FREE READING office hours &
&& books for partnered reading &&
When was the last time you were read to? Where? And why? As we gather around the figure of the poet, listening silently, what is it that we’re seeking? Edification? Entertainment? Intimacy? When do we hear the written word spoken lovingly, and in what contexts, and why? Can we reclaim the gulf that lies between a mother’s lap and an author’s ego? What does it mean to share (the intimacy of) reading? How is reading itself an infinite sharing? Stories and texts as points of commune, chainlinks that send emotion, thought, and sensory experience through the eras? So how can we (now) read together?

Office Hours (personal readings)

Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

(bring a book to be read, or choose one from the reader’s desk)

Look Out!

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On October 24 Sara Tourjee will be hosting an incredible line up of artist performers generously joining together to make your brains explode. Performers include her sister, Diana Tourjee, and friends, Ren Evans, Casey Llewellyn, Catherine Siller, and Vincent Brewer.
We hope you will be there too. Bring your artists, bring your friends!
The details:
WHEN: FRIDAY, OCT 24, 8:00PM
WHERE: 186 CARPENTER STREET, PROVIDENCE