Becoming One People… Dr. Michael Fine

by Dr. Michael Fine, contributing writer

You’re Invited to Becoming One People: When Stories Threaten Democracy and Freedom of Speech

Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT – on ZOOM

Tickets are $10 – and the value will be donated IN FULL to Providence Community Library!

This special fundraising event features a talk and reading from Dr. Michael Fine and is hosted by Former Mayor of Central Falls and Senior Advisor of the Brown University Policy Lab, James Diossa. Special guests include Julien Ayotte, Shoshana Feinstein, Val Tutson, and Erminio Pinque.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Fine, your $10 ticket payment will go directly to benefit Providence Community Library. Thank you for supporting us with your purchase!

Register today, make your $10 donation and you will receive a Zoom link by email to attend the event.

About Dr Fine

Dr. Michael Fine is a writer, community organizer, family physician, public health official and author of Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy – All at the Same Time, and Abundance, a romantic thriller set in Rhode Island and in Liberia in the aftermath of the Liberian Civil Wars of 1989-2020.

“With The Bull, [Fine] brings enviable short story skills to his oevre and affirms his position as one of Rhode Island’s finest writers, one with amply justified national appeal.” – Providence Journal

Special Guests

Val Tutson

Creative Director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers and founder of the annual Funda Fest, Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions.

Julien P. Ayotte

Born in Woonsocket and a Cumberland resident, Julien worked in the corporate world for most of his career while also teaching at several colleges and universities in the RI/MA area. He was an executive director and chief operating officer of two prominent law firms. His first novel, Flower of Heaven, was published in 2012, followed by Dangerous Bloodlines (2014), A Life Before (2016) and Disappearance (2017). Code Name Lily, his first historical fiction, was released in 2018, followed by Diamond and Pearls (2020).

Shoshana Feinstein

Shoshana has studied and sung the roles of Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Violetta, Lola, Donna Anna and has performed with the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island, The Opera Company of Boston and the Kaji Aso Institute for the Arts. In addition to her operatic experience, Shoshana has sung professionally with jazz, rock and blues bands, teaches singing, has extensive recording experience and writes her own music.

Erminio Pinque

Erminio is founder & director of BIG NAZO LAB, an international touring group and creature-making studio based in Providence that blends a variety of mask, puppet, performance and visual styles with live music and audience interaction. He teaches a course in creature creation at RISD and conducts mask-making workshops throughout New England and the USA.