Based on the real history and local legends of Block Island,
Manisses is a rollicking adventure told through a thousand
years of history, where you'll meet a brave native maiden, a
demure pirate, Prohibition rum-runners, a vengeful witch and
many others -- all connected through time by an inconspicuous
pile of rocks and a pithy doll named Otto.
Come and visit with Elyse Major, author of Tinkered
Treasures. She will be talking about her book and how it
came to be, through her blog, http://tinkeredtreasures.blogspot.com/.
Also, Elyse will bring items to make a craft from her book!!! Call 401-647-5133 or come in to sign up at the library!
Peddlers and poets: what is a chapbook? A bit of history
and why the little book format still thrives, with sample chapbooks.
The author will read several poems from this collection, which
is based on a theme of escape: fleeting hours or moments when
a door opens and we pass into a place out of time. She will
include a slide presentation of photographs or paintings associated
with the poems. A discussion of how a poem might develop will
be illustrated with a new, unpublished poem.
Join Cindy Barlow as she discusses her debut novel,
Theo's Mythic. She will also be talking about the importance
of getting children to read and strategies for parents in creating
Theo's Mythic is an epic fantasy for children ages 10 and up.
It is an engaging adventure filled with wildly imaginative creatures,
ancient games, and an unforgettable journey that begins with sleep.
Award-winning author Julien Ayotte will be talking
about the twenty-five years it took him to complete Flower
of Heaven, the reception the book has had with readers and
their thirst to read a sequel.
Flower of Heaven is about a young couple meeting and
falling in love in Paris. Richard Merrill is a newly ordained
priest on holiday and Francoise Dupont, his brilliant tour guide,
not aware he is a man of the cloth. Their two-day tryst results
in two sons, given up for adoption. Thirty-five years later,
Fr. Merrill learns of his sons when Francoise seeks his help
in finding them and protecting them from harm. Her husband is
the gravely ill king of a Middle Eastern country and his death
may qualify the sons to succeed him. A thriller that wont
Award-winning author Sebastian Cole will be talking
about what inspired him to write Sand Dollar, his journey
in writing and publishing his first book, and the unexpected
rewards derived from touching the lives of others through his
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is about an
elderly man's deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in
which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one
true love, who also happens to be "the one who got away."
Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a
shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final
chapter of Noahs life.
--- Writer and poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera will read and
talk about her inspiration to write these educational, historical
and enlightening books. You will as well enjoy the emotional presentation
of her poems, Roger Williams and Providence, in honor of our adored
Roger Williams and the beautiful city of Providence. She will
also present the impressive historical and current pictures included
in her books.
Join Kristen Calenda and the co-star of her book, Oscar
The Cat, a nationally registered pet therapy animal. Nubiana
is an inspirational story of how a disheveled and unwelcome cat
change the life of her unexpected guardians, true non-lovers of
cats. Along the way, this heartfelt journey offers caring people,
travel and adventure, love and kindness, memories made and shared,
togetherness and parting. It's a heartwarming story of a special
bond and relationship that forever changes and fulfilled lives.
This book will resonate with anyone who has ever loved and cared
for an animal/pet. For ages 8-108!! 50% of book sale profits are
donated to animal rescue and human charities as well as Nubiana
and Oscar tee shirts.
Kristen will share her 'gift from heaven' journey.
Join the author as she talks about and reads excerpts from
her book Sunny, the story of a foster child who is given
a puppy by a kindly neighbor. She learns from him that love,
care, and belonging can be found with a foster parent. The book
is endorsed by the National Foster Parent Association.
the Date! 1st
Rhode Island Authors Expo
Courthouse Center for the Arts
All your favorite authors in one place
just in time for the holiday season!
40 Authors - Free Admission - Special Guests
November 16, 2013
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 Author@RIAuthors.org.