Author Series History

  • Riss Neilson
    Deep in Providence cove

    2024 - Riss Neilsen

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    Meet author Riss Neilsen (Deep in Providence, I'm Not Supposed to Be in the Darkand A Love Like the Sun) to learn about her writing process and how it relates to the book Deep in Providence, set in Providence, RI and around the state of Rhode Island.

    When/where:

    • Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, from 11-12:30 in the library.
    • Lunch will be provided.

    Details:

    • For students in Mrs. Beaudoin's classes or members of the book club 
    • A Filipino-style lunch will be served!
    • Students are responsible for making up any missed work from class or shop.

    About Riss:

    Riss s a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Rhode Island College where she won the English department’s Jean Garrigue Award, which was judged by novelist, Nick White. Her debut young adult novel, Deep in Providence, was a 2022 finalist for the New England Book Awards.

    She has two daughters, a cat, a dog, and a bunny named Michael Myers. She was born and raised in Providence.  When she’s not writing, she’s watching anime or playing video games with her kids.

    See Mr. Byrnes or Mrs. Beaudoin with questions.

     


    2023 - Rachel Menard

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    Author Rachel Menard
    Game of Strength and Storm

    Meet author Rachel Menard (Game of Strength and Storm and Steel Hand, Cold Heart) to learn about her writing process and how to get published!

    When/where:

    • Monday, February 13, 2023 from 11-12:30 in the library.
    • Lunch will be provided.

    Details:

    • The event is limited to 24 students.
    • Staff may also attend, but must provide their own lunch.
    • Students are responsible for making up any missed work from class/shop.
    • Students will be given a signed copy of Game of Strength and Storm. This will be yours to keep!
    • Mrs. Menard will return in April or May to discuss the book with the students/staff.
    • Students will be expected to write a reflection on the event, which will count towards an ELA shop time or as extra credit, depending on your ELA teacher.

    See Mr. Byrnes or Mrs. Beaudoin with questions.