For thousands of years, people have connected with each other through stories — whether written down, passed from one person to another, or performed for an audience. Trinity Rep’s Connecting Stories Book Club continues that tradition. Presented in partnership with the Providence Public Library, this book club invites you to engage 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 gather at the library to discuss.

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 the book club meet?

  • We meet once during the run of each show at Trinity Rep, from September through June.

How much does it 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.

How do I join?

  • Registration is currently closed, but will reopen in December for the remaining titles. You can attend as many (or as few) meetings as you like.

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 

  • Discussion completed in September

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

  • Discussions to be held in January

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Discussions to be held in March

Additional title to be announced

  • Discussions to be held in May