Visit “The Lively Literati” on Dec. 18 & Show Your Holiday Colors

sweaterPlease join authors Maria Mutch, Sylvia Weber, Tory McCagg, and Kelly Kittel at 6:30pm on December 18th at The Elephant Room, 2170 Broad Street in Cranston, for December’s edition of “The Lively Literati.”  All attendees are invited to wear their favorite “Ugly Christmas Sweater.” The event will be hosted by monthly Providence Journal Op-Ed columnist Colleen Kelly Mellor.

Each author will be offering a  brief presentation of their work, followed by an open mic where audience members are welcome to share pieces of their own poetry, prose or other writing. Books from our featured authors will be available for purchase — just in time for holiday gift giving. Admission is free. Join us!

NK Free Library Celebrates Local Author Day

local authorsMeet ARIA authors Rachael McIntosh, Marjorie Harrison, Kelly Kittel, Gail Eastwood, Peter Cannon, Jane McCarthy, Edwin Lionel Flynn, Patricia Hinkley and others at the North Kingstown Free Library (100 Boone Street) this Saturday, December 6, starting at 2 p.m. Hear brief presentations from each author, followed by opportunities to purchase many great, signed books just in time for the holidays. For more information, visit the library’s website at http://www.nklibrary.org/.

RI Authors to be Featured at Inaugural Mind, Body & Spirit Experience

MBS TICKET BANNERBilled as a landmark event for Rhode Island, the first annual Mind, Body & Spirit Experience will be held on Saturday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. The event will feature premiere presentations, exhibits and speakers joined together to promote and celebrate wholeness and well-being.

Included among the event’s headliners is ARIA member, spiritual medium and author  Roland Comtois along with ARIA member, author and motivational speaker Kurtis Lee Thomas. In addition, authors Mike Squatrito, Joanne Phillips, Dawn Porter and Steven Porter will be on hand to personalize and sell their books.

To learn more about this terrific event, visit: http://mindbodyspiritri.com/.

 

Join us at November’s “The Lively Literati”


LiteratiNov2014Join 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, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

This month, the event will showcase the talents of local writers Kristen Calenda, H. Philip West, Jr. and Deborah L. Halliday, who will share samples of their work, followed by an “open mic” where anyone and everyone will be invited to participate.

The Lively Literati continues on December 18 when we will present  Tory McCagg and Kelly Kittel. Additional authors will be added to the line-up soon.

Watch for additional “Lively Literati” events and more local, featured authors throughout the coming year.

Expo Week: The Countdown Begins!

Join us this Saturday (11/8) at the West Warwick Civic Center from 10-3 for Rhode Island’s most exciting literary event — The 2nd Annual Rhode Island Author’s Expo!

Meet award-winning and celebrated authors Maria Mutch, Bruce DeSilva, Mark Ellis, Roland Comtois, Annette Blair, Melissa Ellis, Phil West and literally DOZENS more. Signed books will be available for purchase from everyone. There will also be an opportunity to win many great raffle prizes, highlighted by a Kindle loaded with e-books from R.I. writers.

Special thanks goes out to our sponsors Pubslush, Wakefield Books, The Rhode Island Center for the Book, The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). TalkStream Radio and to everyone who has helped organize this year’s event.

For more information:

Visit our Expo Webpage
Check out this Providence Sunday Journal story
Listen to this interview with PRO-FM’s “Giovanni & Kim” morning DJ, Kim Zandy: Cumulus Cares (MP3)
Or watch this interview on WPRI-TV’s “The Rhode Show

We will see you there!

A Special Halloween-Themed “Lively Literati” Comes to The Elephant Room


Literati Oct 14Join 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, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. (And Halloween costumes are encouraged!)

This month, the event will showcase the talents of local writers Jim Charbonneau, Alex Kimmell, and Carol Desforges who will share samples of their work, followed by an “open mic” where anyone and everyone will be invited to participate.

The Lively Literati continues on November 20 when we will present Kristen Calenda, Phil West and Deborah Halliday, and on December 18 when we welcome Tory McCagg and Kelly Kittel. Additional authors will be added to the line-up soon.

Watch for additional “Lively Literati” events and more local, featured authors throughout the coming year.

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 ARIAThe 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, too.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 8:30 a.m. in Warren. To register for this unique, ground-breaking program, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Ronald Kahn at EBEC at Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org.

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!