Congratulations to Gregory Pardlo
winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Announcing Our Saturday Festival
and Young Writers Program
With more sessions and more readers, events for all ages, and specially designed
craft sessions for young writers (under age 18), our family-friendly festival
will be an exciting afternoon! Click here for more.
Located within surfing distance
of the Atlantic Ocean,
in Kingston, Rhode Island.
By day, absorb the wisdom and insights of some of today’s finest writers. By night, explore the area’s colonial history, natural landscapes and seascapes, or the art galleries, museums and world-class dining in Narragansett, Newport, and Providence. Writers of all levels will find master classes, craft sessions, workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting to suit their needs.
We wish to thank thank the following for their generous support of the OSSWC.
At the University of Rhode Island: the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts of Sciences, the College of Continuing Education, the Harrington School of Communication, and the Center for the Humanities; the Departments of English, History, Journalism, Modern and Classical Languages, Sociology, and Psychology. Also John Duhamel and the Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Literature and the Sea Program.