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