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Celebrate the Arts in April at RWU

Campus community to welcome artists, authors, poets and performers throughout the month

BRISTOL, R.I. – With a robust schedule of presenters set to share their talents with the University community in the coming weeks, RWU is poised to embark on a campus-wide celebration of the Arts in April.

From artists and authors to poets and performers, a cadre of talent from both the local and national communities will appear in a variety of venues on the Bristol campus – including two President’s Distinguished Speakers Series presentations and a must-see jazz concert in association with the Newport Jazz Festival.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. A campus map can be found here. Check back for updates.

Film & Visual Arts


  • Poet Mark Statman
    Wednesday, April 9
    5:00 p.m.
    Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (University Library)
  • Sister Outsider Spoken Word Performance
    Wednesday, April 9
    7:00 p.m.
    Global Heritage Hall Atrium
    Questions: (401) 254-3121
  • Poetry Slam
    Thursday, April 10
    7:00 p.m.
    CAS 157
    This event is open to the campus community only.
  • Novelist Howard Norman and Poet Jane Shore
    Talking in the Library Series
    Monday, April 14
    4:00 p.m.
    Mary Tefft White Cultural Center (University Library)
    Questions: (401) 254-3031
  • Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
    President’s Distinguished Speakers Series
    Tuesday, April 15
    7:30 p.m.
    School of Law Appellate Courtroom 283
    Questions: (401) 254-3154