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

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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.

Providence’s Symposium Books Hosts 1st RI Authors Roundtable

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We’re pleased to announce that the first “Rhode Island Authors Round Table” will be held at Symposium Books in Providence on Saturday, March 28th at 3 p.m.

Join horror / urban fantasy novelists Peter Larrivee, Joe Mazzenga, T. Stephens and Alex Kimmell as they talk about writing here in RI, the genre and their individual works. Books will be available for sale. Join us!

For information and directions, visit: http://www.symposiumbooks.com/category/events-at-providence/

March Lively Literati Line-up Announced

Join the Association of Rhode Island Authors at The Elephant Room in Cranston on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. for “The Lively Literati” featuring poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera and novelist LLMarch2015John W. Grisham. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Following our featured authors, we will hold our monthly open mic session highlighting all your own poetry and prose. The event will be hosted by ARIA President Steven R. Porter. Admission is free. Join us!

February’s ‘Lively Literati’ Announces Line-up

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Please join ARIA as we welcome authors Adele Bourne, Sara Low and Gail Eastwood to The Elephant Room, 2170 Broad Street in Cranston, for February’s edition of “The Lively Literati” on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by author and ARIA President Steven R. Porter

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. Admission is free. Join us!