RI Author Expo comes to Rhodes this Saturday


The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) 5th annual Rhode Island Author Expo will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rhode-on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston.

This year, the expo will feature a record 135 published Rhode Island authors, headlined by Jon Land (Strong Cold Dead) and bestselling romance author Marie Force (Gansett Island Episodes). Books on display from participating authors will represent a wide variety of genres including romance, mystery, horror, history, biography, and children’s. Hundreds of autographed books will be available for purchase.

In addition to book signings, the expo will feature several presentations. Presentations on memoir writing, humor writing, self-publishing, and other topics are scheduled throughout the day. Marie Force will be speaking on her own personal writing journey and a special writer’s resource area will also include exhibits from a variety of literary organizations across the state.

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is located at 60 Rhodes Place in Cranston’s historic Pawtuxet Village. Parking and admission to the expo is free.

A list of all participating authors is posed on ARIA’s website, www.RIAuthors.org/riexpo.

The expo is co-sponsored by Motif Magazine, the Rhode Island Center for the Book, Pawtucket Credit Union, AAA of Southern New England, Airport Taxi, Dean Warehouse Services, Cardi’s Furniture, Wakefield Books, Compass Self-Storage, and L’Europa Auto Repair.

ARIA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island.  


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