Write Rhode Island 2018

Write Rhode Island 2018 will launch on September 1, 2017.

For updates, news, writing classes, and publishing opportunities for students, please visit the
Write Rhode Island Facebook page.

Write Rhode Island 2016-2017

With stiff competition from more than 100 story submissions from across the state, School One along and Goat Hill, along with a group of judges, honored the winning students at the Newport Art Museum on Sunday, March 26, 2017.


Write Rhode Island 2016-2017

A short fiction competition for Rhode Island students in grades 8 through 12 sponsored by School One and Goat Hill!

First, a little history.....

School One is a small, progressive, independent high school on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. We serve students with diverse backgrounds within a vibrant, safe and inclusive community. Our graduates successfully navigate the academic demands of competitive colleges and art schools.

School One’s curriculum spurs love of learning and self expression. Our accepting community and our advising system provide support, guidance and inspiration. Our tuition is affordable relative to local private schools and we offer generous financial aid.

Goat Hill, is the coming together of three Providence writers -Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan and Taylor Polites, to produce literary events throughout Rhode Island. With years of teaching writing at all levels, and with many published books, awards, and fellowships between them, Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan, and Taylor Polites are experienced professional writers with long-time associations with publishers, editors, agents, MFA programs, magazines and literary journals, and writing conferences. They have edited and appeared in anthologies, run conferences, retreats, and MFA programs, and participated as judges in a number of competitions.

Goat Hill also hosts a variety of writing workshops, and offers one-on-one coaching sessions. Goat Hill is committed to supporting and engaging writers and readers in the vibrant literary life of the state through innovative programming and outreach. http://www.goathillwriters.com/

School One and Goat Hill have something in common:

We know that students' passion and interests of any student is at the heart of their connection to literature. Our aim is to encourage students to become better writers and to provide an opportunity for them to develop their own voices. We were inspired to create an opportunity for all Rhode Island teens, not just those who attend School One, to write creatively, express themselves and share their perspectives of the larger world. Thus Write Rhode Island was hatched.

Write Rhode Island had an amazing year...

We partnered with 20 libraries, schools and organizations, allowing us to reach students across Rhode Island.

We published 18 Rhode Island students in the Write Rhode Island Anthology.

We hosted 35 creative writing workshops to encourage teens to take part in our program.

To purchase the Write Rhode Island Anthology please contact or to request more information, please contact Diana Champa at School One, 401-331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

Write Rhode Island Links


2016-2017 Guidelines

 2016-2017 Meet the writers

2016-2017 List of creative writing workshops

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Write Rhode Island Workshops
Students, grades 8 to 12, can submit one story that incorporates Rhode Island. These workshops are designed for students to learn how to write a short story, provide writing prompts and spur inspiration for the competition. Workshops are free but registration is advised.

October 5, 12, 19 at 6pm
Cranston Public Library
Contact the teen librarian at 401-943-9080

October 22 at 11am
East Providence Public (Weaver) Library
Contact Meredith at 401-434-2453 to register

October 15, 22, 29 at 10am-2pm
Providence Public Library
On The Rhode: A three-part workshop that offers an introduction to short story writing.
Contact the Shannon at 401-455-8119

Also offering additional workshops in Cumberland, Pawtucket, East Greenwich and more. Contact School One for a complete listing.

October 27 at 6pm
Barnes & Noble Warwick
Contact Katie at 401-826-8885

November 3, 10, 17 at 6:30pm
Barrington Public Library
Contact Tanya at (401) 247-1920

November 7 at 3:30
Providence Community Library (Wanskuck Library)
Contact Denise at 274-4145

November 7 & 14 at 3:30pm
Riverzedge Arts
Contact (401) 767-2100 to register

November 9 at 4pm
School One
220 University Avenue, Providence (east side)
Contact Diana at 401-331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

November 10 at 2:30pm
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts
After- School Creative Writing Session

November 12 at 2pm
Cumberland Public Library
Contact the Teen Liberian or Felicia to sign up at (401) 334-2552

November 15 at 6pm
Fox Point Library
Contact the Fox Point Library at 401-331-0390

November 16 at 6pm
North Scituate Public Library
Contact Brenda at 401-647-5133

November 17
Johnston Public (Mohr) Library
Contact Rebecca at 401-239-4180

November 7, 14, 21 & 28
Newport Art Museum
A four-part workshop that offers an introduction to short story writing and the RI collection at the
Redwood Athenaeum

 Call 848-2787 to register or email registration@newportartmuseum.org

November 22 at 2:15pm
Chariho Regional High School
Creative Writing Club

Our Sponsors:

Without sponsors and supporters Write Rhode Island would not be possible. Give them a call and thank them for supporting young, talented students in Rhode Island.



Our Mentors
Write Rhode Island is lucky to have support and guidance from many generous souls in Rhode Island. Thank you!!!