• Rhode Island Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Rhode Island, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Rhode Island, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    Association of Rhode Island Authors

    A nonprofit membership organization of local published writers of both fiction and nonfiction “committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island and other nearby communities.”


    Block Island Poetry Project

    A weekend getaway for poets to discuss craft, workshop new writing, and meet their favorite authors.


    Bryant Literary Review

    Founded in 2000, this is an annual publication offering new fiction and poetry.



    Endless Beautiful

    A writing workshop run by podcast producer Lucas Pralle and poet Carolyn Decker. Participants engage in writing exercises guided by audio recordings.


    Frequency Writers

    A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing area writers together for courses, studios, workshops, open mics, craft talks, drop-in writing sessions, and more.


    Goat Hill

    Workshops, seminars, literary events, and sociability in Providence.


    Northeastern Writers Conference

    An annual convention that draws authors and editors, artists and fans from around the country. Past guests include Neil Gaiman.


    Ocean State Poets

    A nonprofit dedicated to the promotion and sharing of poetry.


    Ocean State Review

    An annual journal of fiction, poetry and nonfiction.


    Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

    Writers of all levels will find master classes, craft sessions, and workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry to suit their needs. Interact with high-caliber guest writers.


    The Poetry Loft

    A nonprofit organization of poets offering workshops, literary events, and publication.


    Providence Athanaeum

    A library and cultural center offering seminars, discussions and readings.


    Rhode Island Center for the Book

    A statewide organization devoted to promoting personal and community enrichment by celebrating the art and heritage of reading, writing, making and sharing books.


    Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors

    This annual festival offers readings and seminars.


    Rhode Island Writing Project

    A network of teachers who are dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning in all schools. Hosts an annual conference with seminars and discussions.



    The literary magazine of Roger Williams University, looking for “fresh and energetic poetry and prose by established and emerging writers, both nationally and internationally.”


    What Cheer Writers Club

    A nonprofit offering community, classes, and co-working space in downtown Providence.


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