• Photo by Mike Dooley Photography

    Photo by Mike Dooley Photography

2017 Ocean State Writing Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MASHA GESSEN
Journalist, Bestselling Author, Translator and Activist

FEATURED WRITERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS

MAJOR JACKSON Award- winning poet
MAJOR JACKSON
Award-winning poet
KENNY FRIES
Memoirist, Fulbright Scholar
MICHAEL LOWENTHAL Novelist

 

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We are grateful for the generous support of the following URI Programs and Departments: President David M. Dooley and Lynn Baker-Dooley; The Office of the Provost, Donald H. DeHayes; The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies; Center for the Humanities; The Harrington School of Communication and Media; the Departments of Art and Art History, Communication Studies, English, Film/Media, History, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, and Theatre; Programs in Africana Studies, and in Gender and Women’s Studies; The College of the Environment and Life Sciences; the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies; the Schmidt Labor Research Center; the University Libraries; and Barrow Street Press.


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Located within 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, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting to suit their needs.

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