SALT & CEDAR is a letterpress studio in the heart of Eastern Market, Detroit. Letterpress printing is the focal point for SALT & CEDAR's investigations into means of production and dissemination--tapping into creative economies and generating fresh approaches and alliances. SALT & CEDAR is excited to host visiting artists, curate exhibitions, offer workshops, and be available to the city as a resource for the arts. We produce custom invitations, calling cards, stationery, books, and posters.
Volumes Bookcafe is an independent bookstore cafe in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Volumes is a family-owned business, brought to life by two Chicago-area sisters whose careers have always been intertwined with books. They host monthly book clubs, open mics and comedy nights, weekly trivia, and StoryTime twice a week, along with a number of author and literary events.
Brier Books is a local independent bookstore with a curated inventory of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books. Founded by two poets, the bookstore hosts literary events, book clubs, and community discussions.
Rainy Day Books is a full-line, full-service bookstore, carrying an array of carefully selected new books for adults and children alike. This bookstore hosts more than three hundred author events each year. Since Vivien Jennings opened their doors in 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness.
The Newmark Theatre, located in Antoinette Hatfield Hall at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, is an 880-seat theater that hosts theater productions, concerts, author readings and talks, literary events, lectures and discussions, and other events throughout the year.
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop is a serious book lover’s haven with a curated collection of literature, philosophy, literary criticism, foreign language books, and more. They regularly host literary events such as readings, talks, panels, and performances.
The Independent Publishing Resource Center’s mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The IPRC regularly holds workshops, classes, talks, readings, performances, presentations, and book release events.
Passages Bookshop specializes in unusual, out-of-print, and rare books, prints, and original materials with a focus on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artists' books, and related fields. They also host events and readings in their shared studio and gallery space.
Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland’s public high schools.
Portland State University’s Creative Writing MFA Program hosts visiting writers throughout the academic year, as well as many author readings, talks, and lectures, and a monthly student reading series.