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Participating
Rhode Island Authors

Kimberly Kowal Arcand
Julien Ayotte
C. Rudolph Barlow
R.K. Bentley
Annette Blair
R.A. Boudreau
J.D. Boss
Adele M. Bourne
Noel-Anne Brennan
Leigh Brown
Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera
Kristen Calenda
Paul F. Caranci
James Charbonneau
David W. Christner
Sebastian Cole
Jessica M. Collette
Roland Comtois
Dr. Patrick T. Conley
Bernadette Conte
Michael G. Cooley
Victoria Corliss
Don D'Ammassa
Leah DeCesare
Christine DePetrillo
Carol Desforges
Dr. Dave & Mary DiSano
Jim Dyer
Gail Eastwood
Dee Eaton
Jeanpaul Ferro
Derek Feuti
Tom Fitzgerald
Edwin Lionel Flynn
Leo C. Frisk, Jr.
Gail Gilkey
Judith Glynn
Hannah R. Goodman
Sammie Grace
Ann Grenier
J.M. Griffin
John W. Grisham
Stephen Gunn
Cheryl Hackett
Don N. Hagist
Nora Hall
Deborah L. Halliday
Christie O'Neil Harrison
E.H. Harvey, Jr.
Jacqueline Hennessey
Frank Heppner
Patricia Hinkley
Rev. Lynne C. Holden
Jim Ignasher
Burt Jagolinzer
Nancy James
Linda Janusz
Zoie Jenkins
Lynn Jenssen
Adrienne Jones
Matthew Keefer
Lauren E. Kelley
Ellen Kenner, PhD
Alex Kimmell
Kelly Kittel
Portia Little
Paul Lonardo
Christy Major
Elyse Major
Peter Mandel
Rick Marchetti
Blanche Marriott
Joseph Mazzenga
Tory McCagg
Jane McCarthy
Seth McCombs
John G. McDaid
Rachael L. McIntosh
Joann Mead
Colleen Kelly Mellor
J. L. Metcalf
Marcus Mitchell
Patricia Mitchell
Leonard Moorehead
Yvette Nachmias-Baeu
Rick Nelson
Vanessa Paniccia
J.J. Partridge
Mark Perry
Dr. Karen Petit
Peter Pezzilli
Joanne M. Phillips
Cris Pfeil
Dawn M. Porter
Steven R. Porter
Goodwin Reed
Martha Reynolds
Ashley Richer
Heather Rigney
Thom Ring
Kennth F. Ryan, Sr.
Theresa Schimmel
Kerry Sheeran
Tony Silbert
Scott William Simmons
Rhiannon Smith
Jeanine Duval Spikes
Paul Spremulli
J. Michael Squatrito, Jr.

T. Stephens
Skip Sviokla, M.D.
Jason J. Tavares
Thupten Tendhar
Tom Trabulsi
Adam Wasserman
H. Philip West, Jr.
K.C. Wilder
Ray Wolf
Sean Fay Wolfe
Julie Yingling
Marie Younkin-Waldman

JOIN US!
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Rhode Island Bookstores

A Novel Idea Booksellers
Allison B. Goodsell Rare Books
Barnes & Noble - Middletown
Barnes & Noble - Smithfield
Barnes & Noble - Warwick

Barrington Books
Books on the Square
Brown University Bookstore
Cellar Stories
Curiosity & Mischief
Island Books
Island Bound Bookstore
Mary's Bookstore
Myopic Books
Other Tiger
Other Worlds Bookstore
Spring Street Bookstore
Symposium Books - E.Greenwich
Symposium Books - Providence
Symposium Books - Providence

Wakefield Books

Rhode Island Libraries

Ocean State Libraries


E-Book Stores

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ARIA NEWS & EVENTS

NEXT MEETING
Association of Rhode Island Authors

The next meeting of the Association of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the new Thundermist Health Center at 186 Providence Street (Rt 33/115) in West Warwick (at the corner of Providence & Hay Streets) click for map New members are always welcome! Join us at 6:30 p.m. for networking; the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

If you would be interested in hosting and sponsoring our group, contact us at
Authors@RIAuthors.org.


IT'S BACK!
The BIGGEST BOOK EVENT OF THE YEAR!

11/8/14

CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION


JOIN US AT
"THE LIVELY LITERATI"
SEPTEMBER 2014


Lively Literati

Join the Association of Rhode Island Authors at The Elephant Room at 2170 Broad Street in Cranston for our monthly "Lively Literati" (formerly Poetry Night) on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. Admssion is free.

This month, the event will showcase the talents of local authors Ray Wolf, Rhiannon Smith and J.L. Metcalf who will share samples of their work, followed by an "open mic" where anyone and everyone will be invited to participate.

And on October 30, we will present Carol Desforges and a special Halloween theme. Additional authors will be added to the line-up soon.

Watch for additional "Lively Literati" events and more local, featured authors, on the last Thursday of each month throughout the coming year.


MEET ALL YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS
AT THE 2014 SCITUATE ART FESTIVAL


We're thrilled to announce that over 30 of your favorite authors will be signing and selling books in the lot behind the North Scituate Public Library on October 11, 12 & 13 during the 2014 Scituate Art Festival. Special thanks are extended to both the library and the festival committee for this opportunity and for their support. CLICK HERE for a complete author line-up.


ARIA TO PARTICPATE IN 2014
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE HOMECOMING
& FALL WEEKEND FESTIVITIES

Over two dozen published Rhode Island authors will be signing and selling books at the 2014 Rhode Island College Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a schedule of all the exciting weekend activities, CLICK HERE.


OCTOBER WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE
RHODE ISLAND WRITING & THE COMMON CORE

Designed for local teachers, reading specialists, school administrators and other educators, this special presentation sponsored by ARIA, The East Bay Education Collaborative and myOn, will explore craft and structure within the Common Core anchor standards for literacy. Over thirty local writers will be in attendance to discuss how authors bring meaning to their text, and they will be available to sign and sell their books, tto.

To register for this unique, ground-breaking program, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Ronald Kahn at EBEC at Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org.


MEET ALL YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS AT
THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WOMEN'S EXPOS

The 2014 Southern New England Women's Expos will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 9 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to the dozens of engaging exhibitors, many of your favorite writers will be on hand to meet with fans, conduct presentations and sell their inspiring books.

Join us!

http://www.southernnewenglandwomensexpo.com/


THIS FALL, YOU'LL FIND RHODE ISLAND AUTHORS
ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND

Are you heading to the New England Independent Bookstore Association (NEIBA) annual conference in Providence? Or how about the New England Library Association Annual Conference in Boxborough, MA? Or perhaps you'll be strolling the streets with thousands of happy readers at the 2014 Boston Book Festival?

Through a partnership with the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE), you'll be able to meet many of ARIA's finest new authors no matter where you find yourself this Fall. Make sure you stop by support Rhode Island's best!


SAVE THE DATE! IT'S AUTHOR'S DAY AT
THE GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRAY

On Saturday, December 13th, authors Jim Ignasher, Edwin Lionel Flynn, Paul Caranci, Dawn M. Porter, Derek Feuti & Julien Ayotte will be on hand to visit with patrons and talk about their books. Check back soon for more information about this very special day.


RHODE ISLAND AUTHOR MEET & GREET

ARIA Meet and Greet

Thanks to all the readers and book buyers who dropped by the Warwick Public Library on August 9th to make our event such a great success!

https://www.facebook.com/events/311194482378886/


Introducing... BOOK MAKERS!

Talk Stream Radio

ARIA, in partnership with TalkStream Radio, is proud to bring you an original series of 15 minute podcasts featuring all your favorite Rhode Island authors. Check back frequently for new broadcasts in thes series!

Episode 1 -- Steven R. Porter (mp3)
Episode 2 -- Marcus Mitchell (mp3)

Episode 3 -- Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera (mp3)


MEET AUTHORS, BUY BOOKS
AT THE SCITUATE FARMER'S MARKET

Scituate Farmer's Market

Every Saturday between May 10 and October 4, The Scituate Farmer's Market will host a local, Rhode Island author! The Market runs from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. every Saturday morning on the town green in picturesque Scituate Village, directly across from the North Scituate Public Library.

To download the complete schedule of author appearances, CLICK HERE.


"CURIOSITY & MISCHIEF"
HOSTS SUMMER AUTHOR'S SERIES
Curiosity & Mischief

Over 20 Rhode Island Authors will be signing and selling books on weekends all summer long at the "Curisoty & Mischief" Gift Shop in the Narragansett Pier Marketplace in Narragansett. For information, call the store at (401) 782-1992. And click here for a schedule. (Subject to change.)


ARIA NAMED PBN FEATURED NON-PROFIT

12/13/13 -- ARIA was recently featured in the Providence Business News.
CLICK HERE to read about ARIA's rapid growth and where the association is heading in 2014.


HUNDREDS TURN OUT
FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL RI AUTHORS EXPO!

The First Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo was an overwhelming success! Held at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in Kingston, over 300 readers turned out to chat with authors and buy books. Forty-five of our state's top authors were present.

Special thanks is extended to Wakefield Books, the Courthouse Center for the Arts, the Rhode Island Center for the Book, and to everyone who helped make our event so succesful.

CLICK HERE for more photos from the event.

1st Annual Rhode Island Authors EXPO
Rhode Island Authors Expo

Saturday, November 16
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at

The Courthouse Center for the Arts
3481 Kingstown Road (Rt. 138)
Kingston, RI 02892

Click Here for details

 

The 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series

September 24 through November 16
at
The North Scituate Public Library
606 West Greenville Road
North Scituate, RI 02857

Click Here for a Complete Schedule



ARIA HELPS LAUNCH NEW
JOHN BROWN HOUSE BOOKSTORE

John Brown House

ARIA at John Brown House Booksho[p
ARIA was proud to help launch the new bookstore at the John Brown House in Providence on Thursday, June 20th. ARIA authors Julien Ayotte, Paul Caranci, Sebastian Cole, Carol Desforges, Colleen Kelly Mellor, Joann Mead, and Steven R. Porter, were on hand to sign and read from their works.


Books and the Bottomless Bowl
On May 11th, an enthusiastic crowd welcomed eight ARIA authors for the first-ever "Books and the Bottomless Bowl" fundraiser sponsored by Fostering Arts and held at the South Foster Fire Station. Our thanks is extended to everyone involved for making this such a fun and successful night.




Association of Rhode Island Authors
Several members of ARIA participated in the "Big Book Club Getaway" at Mohegan Sun on February 1 & 2. For information about next year's event, visit www.TheBigBookClub.org.


THANKS TO THE THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER in West Warwick for hosting our monthly meetings.

MEMBERSHIP DUES for new members has been set at just $25 for one year. Any published Rhode Island author is eligible to join. Click here for an application.

SPEAKERS BUREAU -- Several ARIA members are available for lectures, presentations and other speaking or reading engagements. Click here for a list.


RI AUTHORS VISIT PAWTUCKET
ARTS FESTIVAL

Association of Rhode Island Authors
Sen. Pichardo joined the Association of Rhode Island Authors
at the recent Pawtucket Arts Festival at Slater Mill.


TALKSTREAM RADIO'S "BODY & SOUL" PROGRAM
FEATURES RI WRITERS


Authors J.M. Griffin, Jo-Anne Petrie, Hanann Rosenthal & Ray Wolf.


Cris Pfeil, Rev. Lynne C. Holden & Dee Eaton.


Steven R. Porter, Rachel McClellan, & Cris Pfeil.

To listen, visit www.TalkStreamRadio.com or click the links below.

5/6/13 - Rachel McClellan
3/4/13 - Steven R. Porter, Jeanine Spikes, Sebastian Cole, Julien Ayotte
11/7/12 - Cris Pfeil, Steven R. Porter, Rachel McClellan
9/12/12 - Hanaan Rosenthal

   


The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a new, non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island and other nearby communities.

In addition, ARIA hopes to become the definitive referral center for all local bookstores, libraries and readers seeking information about and presentations from Rhode Island authors. ARIA authors are available for speaking engagements, book signings, lectures, workshops and other activities that promote local writers and writing.

Membership in ARIA is open to any local author who may be traditionally published, self-published or indie-published in any paper or electronic format. To join the organization and be included in its membership activities, contact Authors@RIAuthors.org.


 

For more information, please contact ARIA at:
Authors@RIAuthors.org

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