Register for the RARI Kickoff

Join us for a kickoff event for the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island book: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush


Rhode Island Center for the Book kicks off the 2020 statewide read, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush, with Honorary Chairs Janet Coit, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and Mark Searles, NBC 10 Chief Meteorologist.

Join us on January 26 at Save The Bay for a lively introduction to the book’s themes with author Elizabeth Rush and a preview performance by Living Literature.

Tickets are $20 and include one paperback copy of the book. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Kate Lentz at

“What an incredible honor it is to have RISING chosen as Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read selection for 2020. Five years ago, my husband and I relocated to the Ocean State, and it is here that I finished writing this book. During that time, the climate crisis has heated up calling us to new conversations about what it means to be a human on planet earth today. I so look forward to sharing RISING and the conversations it will spark with you all.”

–Elizabeth Rush

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