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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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The Center for Fiction New York New York

The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit in the United States solely dedicated to celebrating fiction. It hosts literary events, including...

Washington Irving's Sunnyside Tarrytown New York

Author Washington Irving designed his Sunnyside home himself, starting in 1835. The grounds reflect Irving's romantic view of art, nature, and...

The Writers Room New York New York

Located in downtown Manhattan, The Writers Room is a nonprofit urban writers' colony that provides writers with affordable workspace in New York...

Paragraph New York New York

Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include thirty-eight...

The Cornelia Street Cafe New York New York

Established in 1977, the Cornelia Street Cafe is a literary venue in the heart of Greenwich Village. The cafe and restaurant feature a downstairs...

KGB Bar New York New York

In the 1940s, the space currently occupied by KGB Bar was a Ukranian socialist club. KGB opened in 1993 as a Soviet-era themed bar, and it remains...

Pete's Candy Store Williamsburg New York

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Pete's Candy Store is a performance space, bar, and club. The venue hosts weekly poetry readings and other...

Poets House New York New York

Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and...

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York New York

Founded in the early 1970s, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe began as a living room salon in the East Village apartment of writer and poet...

Richard Wright's Former Residence Brooklyn New York

A plaque honoring Richard Wright is mounted on the writer's former residence in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York. Wright often visited the nearby...

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