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Propose a Program

Thanks for your interest in working with us! LitArts RI is committed to supporting Rhode Island creatives and to cultivating programming that values and reflects the lived experiences, voices and literary traditions of our community. We offer the following opportunities for local teaching artists, creative professionals, partner organizations and authors.

Craft Workshops
LitArts RI regularly seeks facilitators for a limited number of craft workshops that explore an aspect of writing technique. The call for workshops running in Fall 2024 has closed. Check back in the fall to submit spring workshop proposals. 
We are looking for enthusiastic teaching artists with the ability to share their expertise with vision and skill. B/I/POC creatives, multilingual instructors and artists from diverse backgrounds across many genres are encouraged to apply. Advanced degrees (MFAs, MAs), a publication record and/or extensive teaching experience are not required.


Proposals are selected based on alignment with our nonprofit’s mission, diversity of season offerings, current community needs, relevant experience, and the clarity and strength of the proposal (review rubric here).

Our standard is to pay teaching artists $100/workshop hour. Admission costs to participants are $20-$30/workshop hour. Facilitators also have the option to be compensated with coworking hours at our community workspace.


Teaching artists may also always use LitArts RI meeting rooms to host their own writing-related classes or discussions (and we’ll help promote!). Members receive three free rental hours a month and a 50% discount on room rental rates. Contact us to request your free rental.
Creative Professionals
Professional Development Events
Looking to share professional expertise outside of a writing workshop setting? Fill out this form and we'll be in touch if we see an opportunity to collaborate.
Partner Events
We accept partnership proposals from organizations, collectives and other local or creative entities for co-hosted events or series that align with our mission and values. We hope partnerships will infuse our communities with cross-over connections and energy. Both short-term proposals (single events) as well as longer-term proposals (series of workshops, showcases, discussions, etc.) are welcome.

Partner programs will be selected based on alignment with our nonprofit’s mission, values and annual theme, organizational capacity, current community needs, diversity of season offerings and the clarity and strength of the proposal (review rubric

Proposals are considered on a rolling basis. Please submit your proposal at least three months before the proposed event(s).
Author Events
Author Events
You published your book—now what? Our best advice is to reach out to a local bookstore to see if they are interested in hosting a reading or event: this means book sales for you both! You may also hold a book launch or other promotional event with a partner bookstore here at LitArts RI by purchasing our Author Event Package.

LitArts RI offers a tasteful, accessible space for authors to host book launch celebrations, readings or discussions. Members and nonmembers can rent our Salon, located at 400 Harris Ave, Unit E in the valley neighborhood of Providence.

For $150 (Members) or $250 (Nonmembers) your Author Event Package includes:

  • Discounted Space: Two-hour salon rental for up to 25 seated or 40 standing

  • Equipment and Supplies: Mic, mic stand, speaker, projector, chairs ,tables, fridge, microwave, water, tea, coffee, limited dishes and serving ware

  • Promotion: LitArts RI will announce your event in our newsletter, which goes out to 2000+ Rhode Islanders, and feature an exclusive social media post advertising the event to 5,000+ followers.

Author Responsibilities:
  • Event registration

  • Set up and clean up (please arrive at least 30 mins early)

  • Review and abide by our Room Rental Terms of Use

Author Advice:
  • Publicize! Let friends and family know! Invite other artists, writers, musicians to join you, make it a conversation!

  • Enlist a photographer, if you wish

  • Keep food and drink simple; provide plates, cups, utensils, etc.

  • Be prepared to sell books through an app or cash—or invite a local bookseller!

The following local bookstores are available to sell books at your event at LitArts RI:




Other Ways Authors Can Work with Us

  • Bring a copy of your book in for our Local Author Library, and we'll do a book signing and photo shoot!
  • Consider proposing a craft workshop or participating in a professional development event  based on your experience and process.
  • Keep us up to date with book events and readings, and tag us on social media so we can help promote.

Keep up to date on other opportunities when you subscribe to the
RIters Resource newsletter​​
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