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Happy Birthday Will

You want swagger? William Shakespeare invented the word. And if you woke up this morning bloodstained and puking you have Shakespeare to thank for that as well.  (Go here for a glossary of words coined by WS.) April 23rd is generally accepted as the date

RISCA Deadline Approaches

(4.3) The April 3rd deadline for RISCA Grants is fast approaching — you have a couple of extra days to get your application in because April 1st lands on a Saturday. I’m assuming the schools and non-profits don’t need a nudge from us, but you

‘Frequency Writers’ Open House

(2.5) Head over to 186 Carpenter Street Sunday for a reading and FAQs with Frequency Writers instructors. The Winter/Spring 2017 courses will be taught by Tina Cane, Rosalynde Vas Dias, Chris Kondrich, and S. Tourjee.About the rates: Over the past several years, Frequency has decreased

Mark Baumer Remembered At Granoff

(2.4) Last month, writer, librarian, and environmental activist Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an S.U.V. as he walked along the shoulder of a highway in Florida. This was day 100 of his barefoot walk across America, a one-man campaign to raise awareness of

‘Trumbo’ Starts At Cable Car

I just like saying “Trumbo” . . . Dalton Trumbo is a name that just had to go to Hollywood. Ironically, for several years, Trumbo was forced to use a pseudonym due to the Hollywood blacklisting; still, he won two Academy awards during that time.

‘The End Of The Tour’ At Avon Cinema

I can’t remember when I’ve been so affected by a movie. “The End of the Tour” is one of those movies you keep going back to in your mind. The tagline sums it up, “Imagine the greatest conversation you’ve ever had.” This will definitely be

Frequency and Aurora Welcome NecronomiCon

(8.19) Frequency Writers and Aurora present “Hiding Under the Covers” a sort of welcoming party for NecronomiCon Providence. Frequency, a hub for Rhode Island’s writing community, calls all lovers of the bizarre, the spooky, and the unexplained to join them at Aurora Wednesday, August 19th, for

Writers’ Event At Ada

(7.27) Join poets Penelope Pelizzon and Jonathan Farmer for a talk and discussion about poetry as a social art form. Poetry is, in its own lonely way, a social art form–one that carries with it our freighted awareness of people other than ourselves. We go

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‘Micro-Memoir’ Writing At Athenaeum

(2.20) For the fifth year, Not About The Buildings is pleased to present micro-memoir!, a chance for writers of all ages and experience to write, edit, and read their life stories in just under two hours. Tell your story and learn about the lives of

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‘Feed The Writers’ Festival At AS220

(10.20) Frequency Writers is holding its first literary festival, “Feed the Writers,” this Sunday at AS220. How do you feed the aspiring poets, novelists, and scribblers of southeastern New England? By supporting Frequency Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering affordable, creative writing workshops, and

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Micro-Memoir Writing At Athenaeum

(5.9) Join ‘Not About The Buildings’ Thursday for micro-memoir!, an evening of self-discovery and sharing that is a lot more fun than the words “an evening of self-discovery and sharing” might have you believe. Now in its fourth year, micro-memoir! is hosted by the Providence

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Historical Fiction Writers Meet At Athenaeum

(5.5) The HiFi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative, in partnership with the Providence Public Library and the Providence Athenaeum, presents “The Craft of Historical Fiction Forum,” with authors Adam Braver, Ann Hood, Thomas Cobb, and Taylor Polites. Local historical fiction authors Braver (Misfit), Hood (The Obituary Writer),

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Pawtucky Derby — Headmaster No. 5 Release Party

(5.4) Man of letters Matthew Lawrence will host the Pawtucky Derby a.k.a. “Headmaster No. 5 Release Party” this Saturday at Machines With Magnets. Mint juleps at 9pm with dancing to follow. Pony race at midnight. Headmaster is the biannual print magazine for the sophisticated man-lover

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Pico Iyer To Speak At Brown

(5.7) Citizen of the world Pico Iyer will deliver a lecture Monday at Brown entitled: Writing – and Rewriting – Our New Global Swirl. This British-born essayist was raised in California — educated at Eton, Oxford, Harvard — and now lives in Japan with his

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Tribute To HP Lovecraft

(4.1) To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft a special tribute will take place on the grounds of the Ladd Observatory, built in 1891 and frequented by Lovecraft in his boyhood years. The public is invited to the ceremony

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Non-Micro-Writeup of Micro-Memoir

Once again, we were gathered in the beautiful lower floor of one of the oldest libraries in the United States, sipping wine among the stacks while sacrilegiously eating pizza slices and delicious crunchy little chocolate chip cookies off the Egyptian cabinet that once held Napoleon’s “Description of Egypt.”