The Providence Athenaeum has appointed a new executive director. Matt Burriesci comes to the non-profit following work with the director of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. He’s also the author of two books, including one novel.
The Providence Athenaeum is an independent library and cultural center, founded in 1836.
Burresci and his family will move to Providence this month from the Washington D.C. area. He begins his tenure at the library and cultural center on September first.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the founding date of the Providence Athenaeum as 1753. The correct date is 1836. 1753 was the founding year of the Providence Library Company. The collections of that organization now make up part of the collection at the Providence Athenaeum.
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