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This database of writerly destinations—places writers can visit for inspiration, to promote their writing, for research, and to discover community—includes historical sites, reading venues, literary collections, writing centers, and writers spaces. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that can be used to plan reading tours and visits to literary meccas, or just to keep track of your favorite literary locales.

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Wendy’s Subway Brooklyn New York

Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit library and workspace that hosts a range of public programs, including interdisciplinary readings and screenings,...

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing Tempe Arizona

The historic President’s Cottage on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus is the home of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing....

The Poetry Project New York New York

Through its live programming, workshops, publications, website, and special events, the Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading...

Sacramento Poetry Center Sacramento California

Founded in 1979, the Sacramento Poetry Center serves as a literary center for the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Its mission is ...

Poets House New York New York

Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry - a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living...

Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York New York

Over the last forty years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A...

Literary Arts Portland Oregon

Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers...

KGB Bar New York New York

In the years since it opened in 1993, KGB has become something of a New York literary institution. Writers hooked up in the publishing world read...

Changing Hands Bookstore: Phoenix Phoenix Arizona

Founded in 1974, Changing Hands Bookstore is an independent community bookstore and online bookseller that gives a portion of its proceeds to...

Bowery Poetry New York New York

Bowery Poetry's mission is to encourage cooperation among and advancement of artists and cultural workers; to develop and produce works by...

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