Writers Resist is a nationwide reading on January 15, sponsored by PEN America and various universities, presses, and local organizations. The Newport event is hosted by Salve's Writer in Residence, Jen McClanaghan, and brings together a diverse group of Rhode Island writers, featuring Karen Boren, Adam Braver, Tina Cane, Mary Cappello, Darcie Dennigan, Julie Danho O'Connell, Theo Greenblatt, Christopher Johnson, Erica Mena, Patch Tseng Putterman, Sussy Santana, Kate Schapira, Susannah Strong and more. A short reading will be followed by an open forum/open mic.
There will be a fundraising raffle for a local charity, but the event is free and open to the public.
Writers Resist was launched after the recent elections by poet Erin Belieu, who also co-founded VIDA, a feminist organization dedicated to gender parity in the literary landscape. Erin believes for us to heal and move forward, individually and as a nation, we must recommit our focus as writers to the fundamental ideals of democracy and social justice for all.
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