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Month: October 2014

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!