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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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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Bronx New York

Built in 1812, this wooden farmhouse was where Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849. Poe wrote his most famous...

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia for around six years, and he spent his last year in the city living in this red brick building with his wife...

Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst Massachusetts

The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts, associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and...

Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Atlanta Georgia

The special collections of Emory University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library span the 15th to the 21st centuries—with particular...

Encore Phoenix Arizona

A space created to inspire and motivate individuals to express themselves verbally through the art of spoken word and to encourage people to use...

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Oak Park Illinois

Ernest Hemingway was born and spent his first six years in this Queen Anne Victorian house in Oak Park, Illinois. Today, the house is owned and...

Ernest Hemingway Museum in Oak Park Oak Park Illinois

A short walk from the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum, housed inside the Oak Park Arts Center, the Ernest Hemingway Museum is host to permanent...

Eso Won Books Los Angeles California

The name of Eso Won Bookstore, an independently owned bookstore focused on African American culture, comes from the African term "EsoWon," which...

Eudora Welty House Jackson Mississippi

For 76 years, Eudora Welty lived and wrote in her home on 1119 Pinehurst Place in Jackson, Mississippi. The Eudora Welty House is a National...

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House Danville California

In 1974, the Eugene O'Neill Foundation saved Tao House in Danville, California, from a wrecker's ball then raised funds to secure the site where O...

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