Events cancelled

Dear Rhode Island Readers,

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the following events have been cancelled or postponed. For questions please email

Thank you for your understanding and be well!

Kate Lentz, Director, RI Center for the Book


On Rising Together: Public Lecture featuring Elizabeth Rush on April 2, 2020 at 1:30pm at Edwards Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, 64 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and with safety in mind, URI has postponed this event.


An Evening with Elizabeth Rush on April 2, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm at Ochre Court, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 02840.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and with safety in mind, we are cancelling our April 2nd Author Event with Elizabeth Rush.

Please consider donating your $15 ticket to the Rhode Island Center for the Book. We have not been able to fulfill all the requests from schools and libraries for copies of Rising. Your donation will go towards providing copies of Rising to Rhode Island students and libraries who will not otherwise have access to this amazing book.

If you would like a refund, please email


Living Literature Performance Schedule

  • Thursday, March 26, 7pm Rogers Free Library (525 Hope St, Bristol, RI) – Cancelled
  • Monday, March 30, 7:00 pm Tiverton Library (34 Roosevelt Ave, Tiverton, RI) – Cancelled
  • Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm Barrington Library (281 County Rd, Barrington, RI) – Cancelled

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