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GrubStreet Comes to Providence!

This September School One is teaming up with Boston’s creative writing center GrubStreet to host a series of creative writing courses for adults in the evenings at School One.

GrubStreet will offer a selection of writing courses and short seminars for those Rhode Islanders who want to stay local. Meeting on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at School One, Ethan Gilsdorf (pictured right), Annie Hartnett and Mark Fogarty will offer classes in fiction, non-fiction, and screen writing.

To register visit www.grubstreet.org and look for Grub Street Providence.    

For more information about School One’s writing programs contact Diana at School One, dianac@school-one.org.

School One Launches Writing Classes for Rhode Islanders of All Ages

School One has created a variety of writing opportunities for adults as well as students from all over Rhode Island. Some of those opportunities bring adults and students together to create and share stories. Classes scheduled for the fall include Eve Kerrigan’s memoir class What is My Story? A six-week life writing class that meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m., and The Critique Group, a peer-to-peer writing group with Dorothea Maynard that meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. Goat Hill will host Build Your Novel with Taylor Polites (pictured right) on Wednesday evenings beginning September 27th. This group is limited to six writers.


Signing up for a class is easy: contact School One at 401-331-2497 or email Diana Champa at dianac@school-one.org.                                        


Arts Programs at School One for Adults and Teens

Working Stories is an intergenerational arts program where adults over 55 and high school students share stories and create public performances together.


Classes meet for 9 weeks on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.



Write Rhode Island is Back! School One and Goat Hill Kick Off RI Teen Writing Competition

Write Rhode Island invites students to create a short story that incorporates Rhode Island as a theme. It also offers prizes, awards and publishes the Write Rhode Island anthology, the only statewide print magazine dedicated to the fiction writing of RI students.

Now in its second year, Write Rhode Island launches with public readings of student work and creative writing workshops at schools and libraries in which students meet with published writers for guidance and support. (All of the workshops are free for RI students thanks to the project’s sponsors: RISCA, BankRI, RICH, and Stenhouse Consulting). See our WriteRI page, Facebook page or contact us at School One, dianac@school-one.org.

Book clubs

School One takes part in Reading Across Rhode Island with our Intergenerational Book Club. Students and retirees meet over lunch to discuss The Wright Brothers, Just Mercy, and this year, we begin with Devil in the White City.


Limited to Hamilton House members.