Our Write Rhode Island programming is open to young writers in grades 7-12. From our annual flagship creative writing contest, to after-school classes, to an intensive summer program, we offer students the opportunity to find their voice and explore their creativity, while strengthening their writing skills. Classes change regularly, so check back to see what’s on tap next!

Annual Writing Competition

Each Fall, in collaboration with Goat Hill, School One offers a short fiction competition for Rhode Island students, grades 7-12. Write Rhode Island provides students opportunities throughout the state to work with professional writers and to be published in a high-quality print anthology.

Gothic Poe-try Night


Gothic Poetry
Maryann Ullman and Eve Kerrigan

Join School One’s Gothic poetry classes! Include a special visit to the Providence Athenaeum.

Grades 7-12 | Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm | March 20th, 27th, April 3rd and April 10th | FREE

To learn more, contact Diana Champa at 401-331-2497, or register using the link below.



Write Here Write Now: Playwriting for Teens

Come learn the ins and outs of writing a script for the stage! School One Hosts Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now Playwriting for Teens: Student Playwriting Workshop in preparation for Trinity Rep’s competition for young playwrights. Students will create an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into the student play festival. If selected, the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage!

Grades 9-12 | Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm | February 5 – March 19, 2019 | FREE



Lit Lab @ School One

Unique to School One, Lit Lab is a casual, drop-in, fun approach to writing. It’s a place for teens to explore, create and edit their creative writing with guided instruction. Lit Lab is ideal for students who have a project they are working on, or an idea they’d like to develop further. Lit Lab @ School One isn’t a class but a project space. Writers in all genres are welcome.

Grades 7-12 | Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm | January 30 – March 6, 2019 | FREE