ARIA NEWS &
The next meeting of the Association
of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, May 8,
2014 at 7 p.m. at the new Thundermist Health Center
at 186 Providence Street (Rt 33/115) in West Warwick (at
the corner of Providence & Hay Streets) click
for map New members are always welcome! If you would be interested
in hosting and sponsoring our group, contact us at Authors@RIAuthors.org.
POETRY NIGHT IV - APRIL 2014
Join the Association of Rhode Island Authors at
Elephant Room at 2170 Broad Street in Cranston for our monthly
"Poetry Night" on Thurs., April 24th at 6:30
This month, the event will showcase local authors
Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera, Chistine
DePetrillo and Joe
Mazzenga who will share samples of their work, followed by
an "open mic" where anyone and everyone will be invited
Watch for additional "Poetry Nights" and
more local, featured authors, on the last Thursday of each month
throughout the coming year.
ARIA, in partnership with TalkStream
Radio, is proud to bring you an original series of 15 minute
podcasts featuring all your favorite Rhode Island authors. Check
back frequently for new broadcasts in thes series!
Episode 1 -- Steven
R. Porter (mp3)
Episode 2 -- Marcus
"CURIOSITY & MISCHIEF"
HOSTS SUMMER AUTHOR'S SERIES
Over 20 Rhode Island Authors will be signing and
selling books on weekends all summer long at the "Curisoty
& Mischief" Gift Shop in the Narragansett Pier
Marketplace in Narragansett.
For information, call the store at (401) 782-1992. And click
here for a schedule. (Subject to change.)
ARIA NAMED PBN FEATURED NON-PROFIT
12/13/13 -- ARIA was recently featured
in the Providence Business News.
HERE to read about ARIA's rapid growth and where the association
is heading in 2014.
HUNDREDS TURN OUT
FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL RI AUTHORS EXPO!
The First Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo was an overwhelming
success! Held at the Courthouse
Center for the Arts in Kingston, over 300 readers turned out
to chat with authors and buy books. Forty-five of our state's
top authors were present.
Special thanks is extended to Wakefield
Books, the Courthouse
Center for the Arts, the Rhode
Island Center for the Book, and to everyone who helped make
our event so succesful.
HERE for more photos from the event.
Annual Rhode Island Authors EXPO
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Courthouse Center for the Arts
Kingstown Road (Rt. 138)
Kingston, RI 02892
2013 Rhode Island Authors Series
24 through November 16
The North Scituate Public Library
West Greenville Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
ARIA HELPS LAUNCH
JOHN BROWN HOUSE BOOKSTORE
ARIA was proud to help launch the new bookstore
at the John Brown
House in Providence on Thursday, June 20th. ARIA authors
Julien Ayotte, Paul Caranci, Sebastian Cole, Carol Desforges,
Colleen Kelly Mellor, Joann Mead, and Steven R. Porter, were
on hand to sign and read from their works.
On May 11th, an enthusiastic crowd welcomed eight
ARIA authors for the first-ever "Books and the Bottomless
Bowl" fundraiser sponsored by Fostering
Arts and held at the South Foster Fire Station. Our thanks is
extended to everyone involved for making this such a fun and successful
Several members of ARIA participated in the "Big
Book Club Getaway" at Mohegan Sun on February 1 & 2. For
information about next year's event, visit www.TheBigBookClub.org.
THANKS TO THE THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER in West Warwick
for hosting our monthly meetings.
MEMBERSHIP DUES for new members has been set at just $25 for
one year. Any published Rhode Island author is eligible to join. Click
here for an application.
SPEAKERS BUREAU -- Several ARIA members are available for
lectures, presentations and other speaking or reading engagements.
for a list.
RI AUTHORS VISIT PAWTUCKET
Sen. Pichardo joined the Association of Rhode
at the recent Pawtucket Arts Festival at Slater Mill.
TALKSTREAM RADIO'S "BODY & SOUL"
FEATURES RI WRITERS
Authors J.M. Griffin, Jo-Anne Petrie, Hanann Rosenthal
& Ray Wolf.
Cris Pfeil, Rev. Lynne C. Holden & Dee Eaton.
Steven R. Porter, Rachel McClellan, & Cris
To listen, visit www.TalkStreamRadio.com
or click the links below.
5/6/13 - Rachel
3/4/13 - Steven
R. Porter, Jeanine Spikes, Sebastian Cole, Julien Ayotte
11/7/12 - Cris
Pfeil, Steven R. Porter, Rachel McClellan
9/12/12 - Hanaan