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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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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...

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Carmel California

Robinson Jeffers built Tor House and Hawk Tower as a home and refuge for himself and his family.  It was in Tor House that Jeffers wrote all...

Rowan Oak Oxford Mississippi

Built in 1844, Rowan Oak was the home to William Faulkner and his family for over forty years. The house and its grounds are open to visitors for...

Sequoyah's Cabin Sallisaw Oklahoma

Sequoyah built this one-room log cabin in 1829 shortly after moving to Oklahoma. The cabin became the property of the Oklahoma Historical Society...

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Sauk Centre Minnesota

Located in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home is where the Nobel Prize-winning author spent his early years. The home,...

Snapdragon Inn Windsor Vermont

Constructed in 1815 by John Skinner, 26 Main Street was long owned by Maxwell Perkins, who vacationed here in the summer. Perkins is best known as...

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...

Tennessee Williams' Dumaine Street Home New Orleans Louisiana

This property is the only home Tennessee Williams owned in New Orleans, the city he considered his "spiritual home." He lived off and on in the...

The Baltimore Poe House and Museum Baltimore Maryland

Edgar Allen Poe lived at 203 N. Amity street with his aunt, grandmother, and two cousins from 1833 to 1835. It was here that he wrote his first...

The Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum New Orleans Louisiana

The Beauregard-Keyes House at 1113 Chartres Street was dedicated as a Literary Landmark in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes. The home was her...

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