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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 Athenaeum and facilitated by very short story writer (and publisher) […]

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But Do They Make Good Pillows?

Eleven years ago, my old-school editor Joe and I presented our hottest item to our production team: an “interactive edition” textbook that included a CD-ROM with both audio and video content.  [To get what a big deal this was at the time, note that my cubicle was full of floppy disks containing backed-up files from

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Weird World of Eerie Publications tonight at Rochambeau Library

TONIGHT – January 13th, 7pm at the Rochambeau Library (708 Hope Street in Providence), Providence Community Library will be hosting Mike Howlett, author of “The Weird World of Eerie Publications” (Feral House, 2010). “Eerie Publications’ horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America’s newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values

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Walker Mettling Presents 100 Very Short Stories — Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 8th, Providence Community Library and Walker Mettling present “100 Very Short Stories” at the Knight Memorial Library. Ten writers will be reading 100 very, very SHORT stories which will also be illustrated live by Jean Cozzens! The readers are: Kevin Delaney, Joanna Howard, Jenny Nichols, Louis Haling, Bobby Casey, Jenine Bressner, Jack

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R2-D20: An Evening Of Sci-Fi Fandom, Fantasy Gaming Geekery & Wizard Rock!

On Thursday, December 2nd, Providence Community Library will be presenting: “R2-D20: A Night of Sci-Fi Fandom and Fantasy Gaming Geekery” with authors Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks) and Tony Pacitti (My Best Friend Is A Wookiee), local artist Michael Townsend (you know, the “mall-squatting artist”) and Woonsocket based “evil wizard rock” band Draco

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McSweeney’s author Adam Levin reads / signs The Instructions

Saturday, November 6th, Providence Community Library and Brown/RISD Hillel host Adam Levin for a reading, discussion and signing of his critically acclaimed first novel The Instructions (McSweeney’s 2010). Starting at 7pm, this event is free and open to the public (although it is after-hours and normal library services will not be offered). The book will

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Book Talk And Signing With Ann Hood — Friday

Providence Community Library will be presenting a free book discussion and signing with local best-selling author Ann Hood, on Friday, May 7th at the Mount Pleasant Library. Ann will be reading from her latest work, The Red Thread, with a discussion and signing to follow. For more info call 272.0106 or contact ddvorchak@provcomlib.org. 3pm, Friday,

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Smith Hill Library Book Sale Tonight

Tonight’s a book sale and bake sale sponsored by the Friends of the Smith Hill Library. I really like Smith Hill; it’s in a lovely building (built in the era when libraries were divided into equally large adult and kid sections) and the librarians are really nice; unfortunately, they don’t have much money, and aren’t

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