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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 other memoirists in the room. Participants will write and read […]

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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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Trinity Rep 2013 Student Playwriting Competition

Application deadline February 1st for the Trinity Rep Student Playwriting Competition. Grades 9 through 12 only. Trinity Rep’s Education Department is again hosting the ‘Write Here, Write Now!’ competition for young playwrights. Students from all New England high schools are invited to submit an original short play (6–10 pages) by February 1st, 2013. Entries will

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The City In Pieces: Writing The Lost Histories Of Providence

Come join us as we use local history as creative inspiration. Through a series of four writing workshops, we will explore 19th century photographs, newspaper clippings, and other historic ephemera to reassemble and imagine a past that might otherwise be lost. Starting on April 7, themed workshops will be held every weekend at Providence Public

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‘Micro-Memoir’ Returns To Athenaeum

(2.21) Co-presented by Not About the Buildings and the Providence Athenaeum, this unique workshop is free and open to the public. Join us to write and read aloud extremely short (200-word) personal memoirs based on an object/muse to be presented by our workshop facilitator, the noted short-short prose pioneer Karen Donovan, as the session begins.

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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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Not About The Buildings Writing Prize Deadline This Week

There’s just two days and three hours and four minutes left to submit your entry for the Second Annual Not About The Buildings Writing Prize.  (FYI: since entries need to be received–not postmarked–by 11:59 Thursday evening, the ideal way to send your best 5000-word-or-less piece of non-fiction is via e-mail.) More about the prize–and about

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Totally Hot Publisher Needed ASAP

Awww, shit, you gotta be kidding me? How come I didn’t get a memo on this one? Oh, right, because my office is my bedroom and my secretary is my cat. Darn. Apparently, would-be writers, the trick is not to solicit publishers one-by-one hoping to find one for whom your novel/screenplay/poetry/suckpileofhumanexcrement is a perfect fit.

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