What started out as another crazy idea. 


how it started.

COMING August 20th:

Zach Powers (FIRST COSMIT VELOCITY), Daniela Petrova (HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER), Kate McQuade (TELL ME WHO WE WERE), Barbara Bourland (FAKE LIKE ME)


Karen Dukess (THE LAST BOOK PARTY), Angie Cruz (DOMINICANA), Louisa Treger (THE DRAGON LADY), Cathleen Schine (THE GRAMMARIANS)

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, David Leite, Julia Fierro, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Ellen Herrick, Leigh Stein, and Rob Spillman.

Sitting around one lazy summer afternoon we got to talking about bookish things, when the idea of a reading series came about. Events in Rhode Island had long been sparse and lacked a certain amount of community, engagement, and they were too serious. What transpired next was months of tireless planning, brainstorming, and reaching out all for something that remained an unproven concept in Rhode Island. With Robin’s decades of bookish experience and Emily’s background in publishing publicity, the Point Street Reading Series was born. 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 the Point Street first opened its stage in March 2016, the award-winning series has brought countless best-selling, award-winning, and highly regarded authors from across the world to Providence, Rhode Island. After nearly 3 years as the Point Street Reading Series, we are now The Cardigan Connection! We still host the monthly reading series but have rebranded to offer a wider array of programing.

You can find The Cardigan Connection from 7-9PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Askew, located at 150 Chestnut Street; Providence, RI. Admission is $10 ($5 toward a book, limit one per attendee) at the door and limited table reservations are available via email.