Calendar Events

Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Festival: November 25 & 26, 2017

Don’t miss one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of Rhode Island artisans offering unique holiday gifts for all. 

The Scituate Art Festival: October 7, 8, 9, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Scituate Art Festival, is an annual Rhode Island tradition over the Columbus Day weekend. We’re back for 2017! Meet up to 30 of your favorite Rhode Island Authors behind the North Scituate Public Library. Autographed books make great gifts.

The Big E! September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

It’s all fun and games and food and more at the annual six state exposition in Springfield, MA. Come see us Saturday, September 16th at the Author’s Nook located in the Rhode Island state building.

Narragansett Art Festival: June 24-25, 2017, 9:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.

We’re heading to the beach this weekend…sort of. Excited to be first time participants in the Narragansett Art Festival. Will we see you there?

Women Writing for Women @ Bank Square Books: June 15, 2017, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT,  presents a special local author spotlight featuring four women of diverse genres whose books are geared toward a female audience. We are two of them! Each author will discuss her books, followed by a panel discussion about writing and publication. This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.

Making (Air) Waves on WNRI: November 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Tune in to Leigh and Victoria chatting live with Wayne Barber, host of the popular “Author’s Hour” on WNRI-FM, 1380 AM, WNRI.com and Worldwide Live stream. Discover why our novels, The Pie Sisters and Second Chances, make the perfect gift for all the readers on your holiday shopping list!

The Scituate Art Festival: October 8, 9, 10, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Scituate Art Festival, in its 50th year, is an annual Rhode Island tradition over the Columbus Day weekend. We’re back for 2016! Meet up to 30 of your favorite Rhode Island Authors behind the North Scituate Public Library. Autographed books make great gifts.

The Naples Grape Festival: September 24 & 25, 2016, 10 a.m.-5p.m.

Since 1961, the grape festival is held every September to celebrate the area’s grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine. Come and enjoy wine, food, arts, crafts and local/regional music. And be sure to come see us outside Artizann’s Finger Lakes Gifts Boutique.

The Big E!:  September 17, 2016 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
One of the largest fairs in the United States kicks-off its 100th year today. So if you’re planning to attend, make sure you visit the Rhode Island building where a different ARIA author will be signing and selling books at the Rhode Island “Book Nook” every day. We’re here this one day only!
 Books & Beer at Bucket Brewery: September 10, 2016, 6 p.m.

Have a chat and a beer with some of the Ocean State’s best writing talent as a small, select crew of local authors descend upon the brewery for beer and books. Buy a book from any author and get one free pour of Bucket’s always popular experimental beers. Admission is free! Don’t wait for the movies to come out, get some books and beer!

Magic Happens at Mystic’s Bank Square Books: August 6, 2016, 1-3 p.m.

We’ll be returning to the lovely seaside community of Mystic, Connecticut, for a special appearance of The Pie Sisters and Second Chances at the magical Bank Square Books.  Come one, come all for an afternoon of sun, sea, and book signing.

The Pie Sisters Return Home!: July 16-17, 2016 10, a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Join us at Joseph’s Wayside Market in Naples, NY for a very special signing of our summertime novel, The Pie Sisters. Come explore the special place that inspired the story’s own Green’s Market.  Just like in the book, you’ll find the tastiest homemade baked goods (yes, pies too), the freshest fruits and vegetables, and of course both of our titles, The Pie Sisters and Second Chances. Come check it out!

Making (Air) Waves on WNRI: July 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Tune in to Leigh and Victoria chatting live with Wayne Barber, host of the popular “Author’s Hour” on WNRI-FM, 1380 AM, WNRI.com and Worldwide Live stream. Discover why our novels, The Pie Sisters and Second Chances, are must-adds to your summer reading list!

Tiverton Public Library Meet & Greet: June 11, 2016 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We were thrilled to have been part of the Library’s one-year anniversary celebration. It is truly a place of beauty, intellect, and fun, not to mention a great place to visit with your kids, or summer time retreat for yourself.

Scituate Art Festival: October 10-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrating its 49th year, this Columbus Day Weekend festival is an annual tradition for Rhode Islanders and everyone else who love outdoor fall activities.  Arts, crafts, and foods abound, as do books of all genres written by a diverse collection of Rhode Island authors. Stop by the Book Village located behind the library to find your next great read or the perfect gift for your favorite readers.

Book Signing @ Elm Street Books: Saturday, October 3rd, 1-3 p.m.

We’re taking it to the streets of New Canaan, CT, this coming Saturday, October 3rd, 1-3 p.m. If you’re in the area, pop into Elm Street Books for a signed copy of Second Chances and/or The Pie Sisters. Books make great gifts and Christmas is only 90 days away. No pressure. http://www.elmstreetbooks.com.

Citywide Blackout/WEMF Radio: October 1, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

We must have done all right the first time we appeared on WEMF Radio’s Citywide Blackout program last July because we have an encore appearance this coming Thursday, October 1, at 8: 30 p.m. If you missed us before, catch us this time instead. The show encourages listeners to call in with questions and comments. The number is 617-500-7100, and all calls are live. You can also post questions to the show’s Facebook page at facebook.com/citywideblackout and twitter.com/citywidemax, which are both monitored throughout the show.

Hope you can join us!

Naples Grape Festival, Naples, NY: September 26-27

If you’ve never been stomping in the Finger Lakes, aka wine country, this is the perfect time to do it. And while you’re there, check out the Naples Grape Festival, too. Grape pies, grape tarts, grape cookies, grape jellies and jams, grape candy apples and other treats abound. Then there are the hundreds of crafters and vendors not to be missed.

 Sadly, we can’t make it this year, but The Pie Sisters will be there representing us. Stop by Joseph’s Wayside Market, the largest open air farm market in the Finger Lakes, or pop into Artizann’s Gifts, home to more than 200 local artisan crafters, and grab a copy or two! The Pie Sisters makes a great, calorie-free gift.

THE BIG E!: September 20, 2015 9 a.m-9 p.m.

Our first time at the fair promises to be spectacular. Whether you’re a first-timer like us, or a veteran to The Big E, be sure to come see us at the Rhode Island building. http://www.thebige.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2015-Brochure-spread-FINAL.pdf.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK SIGNING : August 22, 2015 1-3 p.m.

Join us and other local authors for an Association of Rhode Island Authors special signing at Barnes & Noble, 1350 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI.

THE PIE SISTERS RETURN HOME! July 18-19, 2015 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Join us at Joseph’s Wayside Market in Naples, NY for a very special signing of our summertime novel, The Pie Sisters. Come explore the special place that inspired the story’s own Green’s Market.  Just like in the book, you’ll find the tastiest homemade baked goods (yes, pies too), the freshest fruits and vegetables, and of course both of our titles, The Pie Sisters and Second Chances. Come check it out!

Citywide Blackout Brings You the Word on Women’s Writing: July 16, 2015 8 p.m.

Tonight, we’re kicking off the show with a roundtable discussion on women writers and their work, and joining us will be authors Patricia L. Mitchell, Leigh Brown and Vikki Corliss of Brown Corliss Books, and Nora Hall, author of Survive Your Husband’s Retirement. They’ve got a lot to say about what it means to be a writer for women, and we’re dedicating the first hour of the show to them. Tune in to WEMF Radio or call 617-500-7100 to ask your own questions.

THE WORD ON WOMEN’S WRITING: May 30, 2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Symposium Books

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RI AUTHORS MEET & GREET: April 11, 2015, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Warwick Library

We’re looking forward to meeting many avid readers and hearing what kind of stories you like best. Engaging conversation in a reader-friendly environment, what’s better than that?

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THE PIE SISTERS LAUNCH PARTY: March 21-22, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Phantom Farms, Cumberland, RI

Join us at the Phantom Farms Garden Party weekend March 21-22. Known far and wide for their selection of delicious homemade pies, Phantom Farms is the perfect spot for The Pie Sisters to make their debut. We’ll be there too, signing and sampling pies.

BRUCE NEWBURY’S ‘TALK OF THE TOWN, WADK 1540–March 19, 11 a.m.

Tune in at 11 a.m this Thursday, March 19 to Bruce Newbury’s “Talk of the Town” on WADK 1540, Newport, RI. You’ll hear some familiar voices talking about the perfect beach read.

SYMPOSIUM BOOKS: December 11, 2014, 5-7 P.M. (Providence)

If you missed us last week, catch us this week at the Symposium Books Providence store. We’ll be there to personalize each gift copy of Second Chances purchased.

SYMPOSIUM BOOKS: December 3, 2014, 5-7 P.M. (East Greenwich)

Now’s your chance to give the gift of Second Chances to your favorite readers. Join us at Symposium Books in East Greenwich, and pick up a signed, personalized copy, or two! Hope to see you there.

RHODE ISLAND AUTHORS EXPO: November 8, 2014, 10:00-3:00

Kick-off your holiday shopping at the 2nd annual Authors Expo where you can browse titles from more than 90 of Rhode Island’s finest authors. Enjoy special appearances from best-selling authors, fabulous raffle prizes, including the chance to win your very own Kindle e-reader, and more. Admission is free.

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: November 1, 2014, 1:30-3:30

Join us at the Cumberland Public Library as we help to kick-off NANOWRIMO-that’s National Novel Writing Month!  Have you always wanted to write a book?  Then, why wait?  “National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Join us as we look at what resources are available to those looking to take advantage of NANOWRIMO, start plotting out your story, and hear the story of Victoria and Leigh’s journey from writing partners to published authors. Contact the Cumberland Public Library in Cumberland, Rhode Island, for more information.

FALL HAPPENINGS:

Autumn has been a very busy season for us and it’s not over yet! It started with the Southern New England Women’s Expo at the Twin River Event Center on October 5th. Hundreds of women, and a few men too, came by to check out a variety of exciting products and services just for women. From there we moved onto The Scituate Art Festival. A bit of rain dampened the first day of the hugely popular regional event, but not the spirits of the hail and hearty who ventured out anyway. Days two and three were as spectacular as the turn out. A great time was had by all. Can’t wait till next year!

SPECIAL EVENT: Come See Us Down On the Farm!

Come see us this Saturday, August 9th, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Scituate Farmers Market, 606 West Greenville Road, North Scituate, Rhode Island.

Now in its 12th year, the Scituate Farmers Market is a Rhode Island gem, showcasing seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, and hand crafted goods from local farmers and businesses. We’re delighted to be joining the fun this coming weekend.  Stop by our Author’s Booth to pick up a copy of our novel Second Chances, new in paperback, and get the scoop on our next title, The Pie Sisters, due this fall.

CUMBERLAND LIBRARY’S TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 15.

CUMBERLAND, RI, February 4, 2014–The Cumberland Public Library’s Teen Writing Workshop (TWW) is excited to announce special guest speakers: Rhode Island authors Leigh Brown and Victoria Corliss.

The Teen Writing Workshop for teens ages 11-18 years old was founded in 2013 by Jenn Cournoyer, the library’s Teen Librarian. “Through my work here at the library, I discovered that many of the teenagers who use the library and its resources for school work also have an interest in writing for personal and creative purposes. The TWW helps them to hone this skill in a safe and supportive environment and to pursue their passion through practice, sharing with peers, and learning from experts.”

Each month, the TWW tackles a different writing challenge: writing believable dialog, creating interesting characters, etc.  When Cournoyer saw the Valley Breeze article about Second Chances, “I just knew I wanted the authors to come share their stories and experiences with my group of upcoming writers.” Leigh Brown and Cumberland resident Victoria Corliss are looking forward to the opportunity. “I’ve wanted to write books since I was a very young girl,” says Corliss who together with Brown published Second Chances last fall. “If I’d had the support and encouragement of a group like the TWW, maybe it wouldn’t have taken me so long to realize that dream.”

In addition to Second Chances, Brown and Corliss are currently at work on their next title, The Pie Sisters, due out later this year.  With one book already published and another in progress, the two authors have some good insight and tips to share with the group. “It’s sad but true that a lot of school age kids see writing as a chore, something they have to do,” says Brown, “but the TWW group wants to write. That’s exciting and I can’t wait to meet them.”

The Teen Writing Workshop meets one Saturday a month and is open to teens in middle and high school.  Writers of all abilities are welcome to attend.  Register online at www.cumberlandlibrary.orgor by calling the library at 401-333-2552.

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