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Third Place Books: Ravenna

Founded in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle in 2002, Third Place Books is a general interest bookstore with over 40,000 books.

The Ravenna location has Vios Cafe, a full-service sit-down Greek restaurant located at the back of the bookstore. Third Place Pub is located below Vios Café and the bookstore. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the bookstore, café, and pub. The bookstore hosts readings, discussions, signings, and other literary events throughout the year.

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Third Place Books: Lake Forest Park

Third Place Books hosts over one thousand free public events every year. The bookstore has a large public commons, five restaurants, free wireless internet, a community room, and a stage.

Events and the public area within Third Place Books are managed by a community organization, Friends of Third Place Commons, and supported by Third Place Books, the City of Lake Forest Park, and the merchants and management of the Town Center at Lake Forest Park.

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Trent River Coffee Company

Housed in a former foundry, Trent River Coffee Company has a full coffee bar and retail coffee shop, serves pastries and breads, and hosts a poetry open mic event on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Naropa University

The Creative Writing and Poetics MFA program at Naropa University hosts numerous events and visiting faculty during the academic year: What Where Series, JKS Symposium, [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference, Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics, Embodied Poetics (collaboration with MFA Theater program), Women of Naropa reading, and the 4x4 Student Reading Series. 

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University of Colorado Boulder

Each year, the Creative Writing MFA Program located in the Universit of Colorado Boulder's Department of English hosts the Creative Writing Reading Series to bring innovative writers to the university for a free, on-campus reading. Past readers include National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, Susan Steinberg, CAConrad, Ronaldo Wilson, Brian Evenson, Lynne Tillman, Claudia Rankine, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout.

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden that frequently hosts a variety of tours, workshops, demonstrations, classes, lectures and readings, performances, and exhibits. During the year, members and visitors alike have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, which enhance visitors’ understanding of Chinese culture and provide opportunities to learn and play. All activities, unless otherwise noted, are free with membership or admission.


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