THURs. april 6th - historic society online event

An engaging free webinar for historic fiction writers and researchers - or anyone who desires to learn. Catherine Zipf of the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will do a show and tell of 19th century items in the BHPS collection. She will also orient people on how to find maps, directories, census data and other items in the archives. 6:30-7:30pm. REGISTER HERE 

Tues. April 11th - in person teen workshop

School One invites teens in grades 7-12 to explore fairytales and folktales by looking at classic and contemporary versions of fairy tales and discussing their characteristics, archetypes, and tropes before getting to the business of writing out their tales and sharing them with the class. Instructor: Eve Kerrigan. Program Fee: $20. Waived if you are a School One student, WriteRI winner or qualify for a free-lunch program. REGISTER HERE 

Tues. APRIL 11TH - in person teen WORKSHOP

It was a dark and stormy night. And the butler did it! While wielding a game of Clue! School One invites students in grades 7-12 to explore how a murder mystery actually works. Investigate the trope of detective-as-genius, explore 'hard-boiled' writing, look at the impact of abolitionist movements on police narratives, and then put together a story that will blow everyone away. No experience necessary. Instructor: Evan Fleischer. Program Fee: $20. Waived if you are a School One student, WriteRI winner or qualify for a free-lunch program. REGISTER HERE


Best-selling author Ann Douglas joins us for a two-hour generative writing workshop for midlife women. Using her latest book Navigating the Messy Middle: A Fiercely Honest and Wildly Encouraging Guide for Midlife Women as a launching pad, Ann will guide participants of all skill levels through mini-memoir exercises. Participants will walk away with some strategies for figuring out how to tell a particular story, whether they have an audience of one or many in mind. Limited to 15 people. 6:30-8:30pm. Program fee: $10. REGISTER HERE


Craft your characters and world with more confidence! In this one-hour webinar, Renee Harleston of Writing Diversely will discuss what a sensitivity reader is and how they help writers create authentic, diverse worlds and characters. We will discuss common stereotypes and tropes, use of language, and more nuances of writing early Black history with enslaved or enslaver characters. There will be time for audience questions at the end. 6:30-7:30pm. REGISTER HERE

sun. april 23rd - community write-in

Join What Cheer Writers Club at Linden Place for a community write-in. Gather with fellow writers from across Rhode Island to work on your individual project in a community setting. Writers can set up at tables in the ballroom or across the expansive grounds of this historic landmark. Tour the mansion, learn about the annual Linden Place Writers Residency, meet fellow creatives, and spend time generating work in an inspiring environment. Coffee provided! Bring a notebook and writing utensil or charged laptop. 11:00-4:00pm. REGISTER HERE


Roger Williams University Department of English and Creative Writing invites RWU students to enjoy some hot slices of pizza while engaging in and informal poetry workshop. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon to reserve your spot. For any questions, please email 6:00-7:00pm REGISTER HERE


 This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.