For thousands of years, people have connected to each other through stories, whether passed from one person to another, written in words, or told in front of an audience. Trinity Rep’s Connecting Stories Book Club, presented in partnership with the Providence Public Library, will engage our community in robust discussion around the work on our stages and the issues of our day.  


What is the Connecting Stories Book Club? 

  • The Connecting Stories Book Club is a free discussion group hosted by the Providence Public Library and Trinity Rep. We choose each book based on connections to the plays running on our stages. After participants independently read the book, we will gather at the library to discuss, and seek connections between each book, what’s being performed, and what’s happening in our world today. 

Why join?

  • This club is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in discussing fiction, current events, theater, or literature in general. You’ll meet new people and encounter diverse perspectives. What’s more, participants receive a 20% discount coupon to use for Trinity Rep tickets! 

When does it meet?

  • We meet once during the run of each show at Trinity Rep from September through June. Please feel free to join us at any point as your schedule allows. Registration will remain open for the entire season!  
  • Our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Please check with Trinity Rep or the Providence Public Library’s website for updates about upcoming books and meetings.  

What is the cost?

  • This book club is 100% free to attend! 

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Nope! It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time arts lover or have never been to a theater; if you’re a self-described bookworm or someone who hasn’t read a novel since high school. The library is a safe space for all, regardless of background or education level. 

How do I join?

Our Reading List 

All titles are subject to change. All books will be available to check out from the Providence Public Library or for purchase through one of our partners. Please contact Wensley Bynoe, director of community engagement at if you have additional questions or if you need a modified book (i.e. audiobook, large print, braille, etc.) 

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé 

Selected to complement The Good John Proctor and Becky Nurse of Salem   

Additional titles to be announced.