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Charlestown, Rhode Island
BoP Reading Room, formerly Books on the Pond, is an education and art space offering events and programs for all ages. Please check our programs page for upcoming events.
Artists and writers also rent our stand alone studios. Currently, Sea What Belle Makes, is working here as a textile and multi media artist. Raj by the Sea, a collaboration of two Charlestown artists, enjoyed residencies here that helped to catapult their work for a larger audience. Please visit our gallery page for more information on past and present exhibitions featuring national, regional and locally recognized artists. If you are interested in applying for a 2024 residency in one of our studios, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
With an emphasis on making learning enjoyable, we feature art shows, readings, writing classes and programs.
The Jon Campbell Writing Series (#2) recently provided craft lessons to dedicated, experienced writers. This past summer we featured a magnificient exhibition illustrating stories from the New Testament and natural science drawings of Atlantic shorebirds and fish.
Because of our location three miles from spectacular beaches, salt, and fresh water ponds - and are mindful for its inspiration and influence - we also offer conservation awareness programs. This year we further developed our "Conservation Boat Ride and Roundtable" with the University of Rhode Island OLLI and Oceanography Programs, Breachway Bait + Tackle and 401 Oyster.
We appreciate BoP Reading Room's visitors, guest writers and artists, friends, patrons and sponsors who demonstrate that community and culture are inextricably linked.