Mystery Night at The Elephant Room

Lively LIterati july 2015It’s Mystery Night at The Elephant Room! Join us on Thursday, July 30th for a special mystery and detective themed “Lively Literati” featuring authors Julien Ayotte, San Kafrissen and Rick Marchetti. Following our featured authors, feel free to grab our open mic to share bits of your own poetry or prose. The fun starts at 6:30. Admission is free!

Authors to Help Celebrate Newport’s “Senior Week”

edwardkingNewport’s Edward King House will be hosting a special  “Giant Book Fair and Booksigning” with 30 published Rhode Island writers on Wednesday, July 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is part of Newport’s annual “Senior Week” activities and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. A complete list of participating authors is posted here: CLICK HERE.

For over 45 years The Edward King House Senior Center has served a vital role in the community by meeting the ever-changing needs of the senior population.  Through their diverse variety of classes, programming, performances and club activities they offer seniors age fifty and older the ability to remain active.

The Lively Literati Announces June 25th Line-Up & Open Mic

lljune2015 copyJoin the Association of Rhode Island authors at Cranston’s The Elephant Room for “The Lively Literati” on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. This month, Rhode Island writers Joshua Blum (A Shadow in the Moonlight), Mary Catherine Volk (Believe in Forever) and Don Hagist (The Revolution’s Last Men) will be reading excerpts from their work. Following the readings, the audience is invited to utilize our “open mic” to share a portion of their own short, creative works. The event will be hosted by poetry editor Deborah Halliday (The Poetry of Godey’s Ladies Book.) Admission is free.

Writers To Highlight Providence International Arts Fest

WBBposterJune2015ARIA is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2015 Providence International Arts Festival! On Friday June 12 at 6 p.m., visit Aurora on Westminster street for the hilarious Writers Behaving Badly. Then on Saturday at 3 p.m., A Writer’s Feast will feature ARIA President and author Steven R. Porter and a non-fiction writer’s workshop with authors Paul Caranci, Don Hagist and Judith Glynn.

And later that evening on your way to Waterfire, stop by the Arts Marketplace in Burnside Park where dozens of books from all your favorite RI writers will be available for purchase. For more information, visit: http://first-works.org/events/pvdfest/.

And all these events are free!

May’s ‘Lively Literati’ Line-up Announced

Join the Association of Rhode Island authors at Cranston’s The Elephant Room for “The Lively Literati” on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. This month, Rhode Island writers Robert Sendling (I Am Am I), Ray Wolf (Diary of Love Poems) and Sylvia Weber (literatiMay2015 copyA Guide for Compassion in Political Power) will be reading excerpts from their work. Following the readings, the audience is invited to utilize our “open mic” to share a portion of their own short, creative works. The event will be hosted by poetry editor Deborah Halliday (The Poetry of Godey’s Ladies Book.) Admission is free.

Meet All Your Favorite Authors at the Scituate Farmer’s Market

scitfarmersEach Saturday from May 9 through October 3, The North Scituate Farmer’s Market will  feature a Rhode Island author at its market on the Scituate Art Festival grounds at 46 Institute Lane across from the North Scituate Public Library.

The market supports local farmers & businesses who offer a wide variety of quality, locally grown seasonal fruits & vegetables, local meats and hand crafted goods. Come and spend each Saturday listening to live music while supporting your local arts groups  — and even enjoy lunch from local food trucks. The market is open every Saturday 9-12, rain or shine. See you at the market!

Novelists Pfeil & Boss Headline April Lively Literati

LLApril 2015Join the Association of Rhode Island authors at Cranston’s The Elephant Room for “The Lively Literati” on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. This month, Rhode Island novelists Cris Pfeil (The Right Blood) and Judith Boss (Deception Island) will be reading excerpts from their work. Following the readings, the audience is invited to utilize our “open mic” to share a portion of their own short, creative works. The event will be hosted by poetry editor Deborah Halliday (The Poetry of Godey’s Ladies Book.) Admission is free.

School Library Consortium Announces ARIA Collection of Books with RI Connections

risla2The Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK), a statewide consortium of K-12 school libraries, has partnered with the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) to create the ARIA Collection. Books in this Collection are by authors with a local connection to Rhode Island and consist of a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles for all age groups.

Students, faculty, and staff at RILINK schools will be able to borrow ARIA Collection titles from a rotating host library that will house the collection on an annual basis. Approximately 100 of RILINK’s 160 member libraries currently participate in interlibrary loan.

RILINK’s mission is to foster innovative learning and creative research in school libraries through partnerships and resource sharing for student success. This
mission fits well with ARIA’s goals of raising awareness of outstanding works crafted by local authors and of serving as a central resource for connecting
readers and their communities with ARIA-member authors.

For more information, email zach@rilink.org or authors@riauthors.org.