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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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Stephen Crane House Asbury Park New Jersey

Located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the Stephen Crane House is where the author of The Red Badge of Courage spent some of his most...

Walt Whitman's Tomb Camden New Jersey

Located about five miles from Philadelphia, Harleigh Cemetery is home to the tomb of American poet and transcendentalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892...

The Frost Place Franconia New Hampshire

Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts, the Frost Place is located in the farmhouse where poet Robert Frost and...

New Hampshire Writers' Project Manchester New Hampshire

Located on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University, the New Hampshire Writers' Project is a statewide membership-based nonprofit literary...

Willa Cather's Childhood Home Red Cloud Nebraska

Willa Cather came to Nebraska from Virginia in 1883 when she was nine years old. The Cather family lived in this home in Red Cloud from 1884 to...

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library Durham North Carolina

Located at Duke University, the Rubenstein Library contains the Duke University archives, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and...

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Asheville North Carolina

Known as "Dixieland" in Look Homeward, Angel, the historic Old Kentucky Home boarding house in Asheville was home to Thomas Wolfe for ten...

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Flat Rock North Carolina

Carl Sandburg and his family lived in this house from 1945 until Sandburg's death in 1967. Today, National Park Service Rangers or park volunteer...

The Regulator Bookshop Durham North Carolina

The Regulator Bookstore is an independent bookseller in Durham, North Carolina. The store buys and sells new and second-hand books, and hosts...

Quail Ridge Books Raleigh North Carolina

Founded in 1984, Quail Ridge Books & Music is an independent bookstore that provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events,...

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