Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Divination in Providence: Jori Ketten, Hollis Mickey and Kate Schapira at AS220 Project Space

 Hollis Mickey and I are doing a collaborative event with Jori Ketten's Wayfinding show at the AS220 Project Space!

an event featuring images and text from 
Wayfinding: New Letterpress prints (and some tiny books)


AS220 Project Space
93 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903

You can hold small prints from the show in your hands while contemplating the future and past. With Jori Ketten's Wayfinding prints as a starting point, I'll write your sacred texts and Hollis Mickey will explores what you hold for your future. Tent by Ariele Affigne, map (maybe) by Walker Mettling. 

This is free, fun, and potentially formative. Please come and discover.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary Cappello: Archaeology of the Actual

For all nonfictional Providencians and nearby dwellers: Mary Cappello is teaching a one-day creative nonfiction studio called Archaeology of the Actual on Saturday, April 27th. You can learn more about it here, but the most important things about it are:

- "In this studio, we’ll explore the object world and its evocations. We’ll send plumb lines down into the literal places where we live, and we’ll warm-up memory by way of sound and touch."
- You'll get to work with a very good nonfiction writer who is also a very good teacher, alive to nuance, endlessly enthused and fascinated, patient and insistent.
- You'll also get to work with other committed and excited writers in an intensive setting.
- It costs $65, which you might actually be able to afford.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 10:30am-2pm (with a brief break for lunch)
Location: 186 Carpenter Street
Click here to learn more and register.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bother the State Department about the Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department has opened comments on their report on the Keystone XL Pipeline, so you can now let them know that you think it's terrible, which it is. has made it really easy: they have a list of talking points you can choose from (mainly dealing with the increase in greenhouse gases if the fuel thus extracted is burned; immediate increase in environmental destruction and water pollution, and the short-term and limited quality of any jobs that the project brings to the area), and/or you can just type a message of your own. This is another "can't hurt, might help, doesn't take very long" move. Highly recommended. I did it two days ago.

Click here to send the State Department your comment opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.