Spring Break Grad Thesis Writing Retreat

11 Mar

This Spring Break, you don’t have time to lounge on a beach in Mexico or binge-watch House of Cards. This year, you’re working on your graduate written thesis. But you do deserve a break — an opportunity to put away distractions and focus on writing. You deserve a day or two at the Spring Break Grad Thesis Writing Retreat.

Check out the poster below for details and RSVP before it fills up.

Thesis Writing Retreat

Art, Writing, and Music Collide

5 Mar

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is exhibiting their Fellows’ work at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery through March 28th. What’s better than that? The exhibition’s Writers and Composers Night!

This Friday, March 7th, 6-8pm, come hear Literature Fellowship award winners share their work in playwriting, fiction, and poetry, followed by performances by Musical Composition Fellows. Don’t forget to show up early and check out the gallery.

Free and open to the public. Click the poster below for more details.

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Clerestory Wants Your Words!

12 Feb

A little bird told us that Clerestory, a collaborative publication of RISD and Brown undergraduate work, wants more RISD writing submissions — this means you! Don’t miss the next deadline: Thursday, February 20. See poster below for more information.

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The Event of (Y)Our Dreams

28 Jan

One whole afternoon. Three events. Writing inspired by art. Art inspired by writing.

It’s no fantasy; it’s SHOW TELL/TELL SHOW: A Half-day of Events on the Subject of Ekphrasis. And it all takes place Thursday, February 6, 2014. Check out the poster below for details, and get ready to dive into what we’re all about.

Ekphrasis Poster

Trailblazing through Text

17 Jan

The RISD Writing Center is excited about two upcoming events that explore writing’s role in forging new paths.

Fleet Library is throwing a zine reading party in coordination with their current exhibition, Zines: By the People For the People. Come share your work, your collection, and your love of the self-published genre.


Rick Benjamin, Rhode Island Poet Laureate and RISD Literary Arts & Studies Senior Lecturer, is facilitating a workshop as part of the RISD LEADS series. Join in to explore social justice and what it means to “lead” — all through the lens of the written word.


Make the Most of Your Wintersession

6 Jan

Wintersession is a time for special projects, exploring interests, and getting a head start on things to come.

If you’re looking for something to dive into, check out our Wintersession workshops. Click the posters below for details and see our Workshops page for a calendar view.

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Thesis Poster

Want to Get Published?

12 Nov

The RISD Writing Center is happy to present a new handout for students who want to share their work beyond campus. We collaborated with Taylor Polites of the Literary Arts and Studies department to provide some tips for students interested in publishing their writing (and other works). The handout also lists some of our favorite opportunities to submit work.

Check out these Resources for Publishing Your Work, which you can always find on our Handouts page. We’ll continue to update the list as we discover even more exciting publications, like these:


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