Join the Association of Rhode Island authors at Cranston’s The Elephant Room for “The Lively Literati” on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. This month, Rhode Island novelists Cris Pfeil (The Right Blood) and Judith Boss (Deception Island) 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.
The 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.