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 find the Point Street Reading Series from 7-9PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Askew, located at 150 Chestnut Street; Providence, RI. Admission is $5 at the door and limited table reservations are available via email.

coming up february 19th:

Lisa Gornick (The Peacock Feast), Whitney Scharer (The Age of Light), Juliet Lapidos (Talent), Eva Hagberg Fisher (How to be Loved), and Amy Feltman (Willa & Hesper)

coming up march 19th:

Elinor Lippman (Good Riddance), T Kira Madden (Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls), James Charlesworth (The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill), and Chris Castellani (Leading Men)

Sampling of Past Authors:

Caroline Kepnes, John Fried, Ariel Burger, Susan Conley, Johnny Kenney, Helen Schulman, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, BA Shapiro, Christina Dalcher, Joseph Kelly, Delia Owens, Mike Stanton, Lucy Tan, Andrew Thier, Mary Moris, Stephen McCauley, Rihannon Navin, Shobha Rao, Sam Graham-Felsen, Jen Kitses, Hermione Hoby, Mira Lee, Damian McNicholl, Lindsay Hatton, Sarah Healy, Daniel Riley, 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, and Laurie Lico Albanese.