readings

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.” But this was a guilt-free evening. The Providence Athenaeum may […]

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Big Questions, Small Bookshop

Artist, designer and ink magician Anders Nilsen is coming to Providence! This Monday, September 19th, from 7pm until — oh, let’s say 9ish — he will be camping out at Ada Books where he will project pages from his recently published, forest-felling behemoth (592 pages) of a book, Big Questions. He will also read from and talk about the book, speaking loudly enough

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How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive @Ada Books

Christopher Boucher will read selections from his new novel How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive at Ada Books Thursday at 7pm. He may also, according to his press kit “play the banjo.” (I trust that is not a euphemism.) Here’s what the back-of-the-book blurb has to say: Welcome to Christopher Boucher’s zany literary universe, a

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Poetry With Kate Schapira At Smith Hill Library, April 7th

Join us at Smith Hill Library on Wednesday, April 7th at 6pm, as Kate reads from her new book “Town” and Read and Rap Youth read from their upcoming poetry book! Kate Schapira is the author of TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts, 2010) and several chapbooks from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Cy Gist Press,

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Not About The Buildings Prize Reading Thursday

Tomorrow night at the Providence Athenaeum, I’ll be hosting the prize reading for the Not About The Buildings Second Annual Writing Prize. In a crazy turn of events that seriously had nothing whatsoever to do with me, the prize was awarded (by an outside judge who blind-read the entries and lives halfway across the country)

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Sister Spit Coming To Brown, Like, Now

Sister Spit, a legendary-in-certain-circles group of writers and performance artists, is in town today and tomorrow.  Led by the eternally awesome Michelle Tea, the raggle-taggle group of wordy gypsies will be hosting workshops at Brown starting, like, an hour from now, and continuing through tomorrow night. Sister Spit was founded in 1997 as a means

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“Poetry Event Organized By Veterinarians” Probably Makes This Event Sound Less Exciting Than It Actually Ought To Be

Acclaimed poet and National Book Award winner Mark Doty is reading at Rhode Island College tonight. Doty is scheduled to read from Dog Years, the bestselling 2007 memoir which centers around the companionship of his two retrievers. The event is part of Vet Week, a celebration of animals and their health organized which is by

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Celebrate Dieciocho de Mayo With Tacos Tonight

The weather completely blows right now, and it’s particularly annoying because right now we could all be on a love boat to the Bahamas with New Kids On The Block, but if there’s any chance of you leaving the warmth (or coldth) of your home tonight there’s two events on the West Side you might

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Irish Eyes Will Be Frowning If You Miss This

Tonight at Ada Books, celebrate the end of winter and St Patrick’s Eve with a marathon reading of James Joyce’s snowy story “The Dead.”  It’s long for a short story but short for anything else, so it’s not a major time investment, as far as marathon readings go.  And, as an extra bonus, it’s hosted

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Complex Readings For Your Friday, I Mean Saturday, Evening

Ada Books, which recently moved from Dean Street (around the corner from White Electric) to Westminster (a couple of doors over from White Electric), hosts a weekly-ish poetry series organized by the great Kate Schapira.  It’s called Publicly Complex and it does wonders to patch the massive black hole in Providence where readings ought to

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