What started out as another crazy idea. 


Sitting around one lazy summer afternoon with her daughter, Emily, the two got to talking about bookish things (as they often do), when the idea of a reading series came about. Without hesitation, Emily exclaimed, “Mom, if you don’t do this, then someone else will!” Well, that was that. What transpired next was months of tireless planning, brainstorming, and reaching out all for something that remained an unproven concept in Rhode Island. But for those who know Robin, know that creating something from nothing is where she truly flourishes. With her sandbag Emily in tow, the duo had a clear vision of what they wanted to build – a space when friends and strangers alike come together over books and authors for a solidly good time. Since Point Street first opened its stage in March 2016, the 2x award-winning series has brought countless best-selling, award-winning, and highly regarded authors from across the world to Providence, Rhode Island.

You can now find the Point Street Reading Series from 7-9PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Bayberry Beer Hall, located at 381 West Fountain Street; Providence, RI.

coming up tuesday, november 21st:

Jessica Keener, Sarah Healy, Daniel Riley, Sandi Marx, Lauren Grodstein, Jessica Treadway

coming up tuesday, december 19th:

Dani Shapiro, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Marcia Butler, Alison Espach, Lindsay Hatton, Aaron Tillman

Sampling of Past Authors:

Damian McNicholl, Val Emmich, Danya Kufkafka, Robinne Lee, Tova Mirvis, Rumaan Alam, Camille Perri, Ann Hood, Caroline Leavitt, Julie Buntin, Hala Alyan, Courtney Maum, Mark Lamprell, Mike Harvkey, Boris Fishman, David Leite, Julia Fierro, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Ellen Herrick, Leigh Stein, Rob Spillman, Amy Poeppel, Laurie Lico Albanese, and Marcy Dermansky. 

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