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Let’s Work Together

3 Apr

The RISD Writing Center is hiring grad and undergrad tutors for the 2017–18 academic year. Tutors support peers in developing writing, public speaking, and visual communication skills and strategies by sharing dialogue, feedback, and resources.

If you’re interested in …

  • helping and learning from others
  • sharing your appreciation for writing in the context of art and design
  • interpersonal, interdisciplinary, and intercultural connection
  • the interplay between identity and communication
  • developing your own knowledge and professional experience
… see our job descriptions below for more details and how to apply. No prior tutoring experience is necessary. Call (454-6486) or stop by College Building 240 if you’d like to learn more.


Undergrad Peer Tutor Job Posting 2017

Grad Assistant Peer Tutor Job Posting 2017


Get Your Fleet Fix

20 Feb

The Fleet Library is organizing, hosting, and co-hosting three events this Spring that highlight the intersections of art, writing, and publication.


Get ready for the (un)bound publication fair on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This free event—full of exhibits, workshops, speakers, and more—celebrates experimental printed matter created by local artists, designers, and publishers. You can find more information and register to exhibit your own artist’s books, zines, etc. at this website.

(un)bound will also feature a live reading at the closing reception. If you’re interested in giving a 5-minute performance that highlights how printed matter and speech/performance are translated into each other, email with a proposal.


Check out the exhibition of artists’ books created by fellow RISD students on display until May 12, 2017. All are in competition for four prizes, including addition to Fleet Library’s Artists’ Book collection. Mark your calendar for the opening reception on Wednesday, February 22, where the winners will be announced. See the website for more details.


Fleet Library will be hosting an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon on March 11, 2017, 1–5pm. This event is part of an annual, intercontinental push to create and improve Wikipedia pages that make visible the lives and work of underrepresented artists and to address the gender gap that exists across Wikimedia. To learn more about this local gathering and RSVP, visit the facebook page. You can also learn more about the larger movement on the Art + Feminism website.

Now and Later, Near and Far

13 Oct

Are your sketchbooks full of writing? Are your sketchbooks just plain full? Here are two great opportunities for you:

AS220 is offering a bookmaking workshop here in Providence on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Participants will be introduced to multiple book structures and methods for assembling them. Space is limited, so check out the details and sign up quickly.




Fogo Island Arts and Art Metropole have announced their collaboration for Spring 2017: The Islands. This six-week residency on Fogo Island and Toronto Island, Canada, aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. The call for applications will be launched in December, but you can learn more about this opportunity in the meantime.

Upcoming Opportunities

29 Feb

Some timely opportunities to publish your work and develop your writing practice …


East Coast Ink is a multimedia, multi-genre literary magazine publishing everything from poetry to photography to book reviews in quarterly, electronic editions. They’re currently seeking submissions for their spring issue on the theme of “fresh.” 

Check their website for more details and submission guidelines:


ClerestoryClerestory  Journal of the Arts—a RISD/Brown collaboration—is currently seeking submissions for spring 2016. This journal publishes writing, visual art, and music; submissions that include multiple related pieces, portfolios, cohesive bodies of work and collections are especially encouraged.

Check out their website for more details and to submit:



Camp Lawless is a weekly summer poetry workshop in New York led by poet Amy Lawless. Participants will study different forms, processes, and sources of inspiration, and the season will culminate in a reading at the Bowery Poetry Club.

For more details, see their website:

JAWS Seeks Submissions

6 Jan

The Journal of Arts Writing by Students (JAWS) publishes reviews, research, images, and inquiry of all kinds by writers just like you. See their call for submissions here and submit by Monday, January 18. (Curious but not sure exactly what to submit? Come run ideas by a Writing Center tutor.)

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Triple Canopy’s Publication Intensive

20 Mar

Interested in publication as an art form, an evolving medium, and a site for experimentation? This summer program is a great opportunity to learn about the history of publication and actively engage in the contemporary practice. According to their announcement, participants will “research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice.”

Check out the details and apply by Monday, April 6.


Get Published this Summer

6 May

East Coast Ink Magazine’s latest call for submission has caught our eye. The theme is Portraiture — a genre accomplished both in text and image. It sounds like a task RISD writers are up for.

Do you have writing or photography to share? Click on the poster below to see all the details.

CFS SM14 Portraiture