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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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H.P. Lovecraft's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Novelist H.P. Lovecraft moved to the first-floor apartment at 169 Clinton Street in 1925 after separating from his wife Sonia Greene. He described...

Henry Miller's Brooklyn Heights Home Brooklyn New York

Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, lived at 91 Remsen Street from 1924 to 1925 with his second...

Herman Melville's Arrowhead Pittsfield Massachusetts

Built in 1783, the Arrowhead was the home of Herman Melville for thirteen years. The works Melville wrote at Arrowhead included Moby-Dick...

Hotel Boulderado Boulder Colorado

Built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Boulderado is where character Paul Sheldon goes to write his books in...

Hotel del Coronado Coronado California

Founded in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has been a setting in literature, film, and legend. The most famous work of literature involving the hotel...

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue New Orleans Louisiana

A bronze statue of Ignatius J. Reilly, the main character in John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces, stands at the entrance...

James Merrill House Stonington Connecticut

James Merrill came to Stonington in 1954 and took up residence at 107 Water Street with his companion, David Jackson. Merrill spent summers in...

John’s Grill San Francisco California

Located in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, John's Grill was a setting in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. In...

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center Kyle Texas

Located in Kyle, Texas, the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center is a three-room house that served as the author's residence from her birth in...

Kerouac House Orlando Florida

Jack Kerouac lived in this house in Orlando, Florida at the time On the Road made him a national sensation. Kerouac also wrote his follow...

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