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Falkirk Cultural Center

Marin Poetry Center was founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of Northern California poets as a nonprofit organization designed to nurture an environment for the enjoyment of poetry and the spoken word. Based at San Rafael's Falkirk Cultural Center, new poets, established writers, as well as anyone interested in the art of the spoken word are welcome. MPC also sponsors the annual Marin High School Poetry Contest, assigning poets to high school classrooms to encourage young poets. Another popular program is the annual Summer Traveling Show.

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Village Books and Paper Dreams

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Christina Claassen

Each year more than 300 events are hosted including regional, national, and international superstars in the literary world. Authors include Sherman Alexie, Garrison Keillor, Ralph Nadar, Meg Tilly, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Suzuki, Terry Tempest Williams, Rick Steves, Ivan Doig and hundreds more. Many events have been fundraisers for local organizations such as the Whatcom Literacy Council, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham Boys & Girls Club and others.

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Laguna Woods Village

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Thea Iberall

The Spoken Word Club of Laguna Woods is a place for writers, poets, playwrights, monologuists, and storytellers to read their work and develop new material. In our monthly meetings, members have an opportunity to read and hear others. There is a featured reader every month. Guests are welcomed to listen or read ($2 charge for guests per meeting). Light refreshments at the Redwoods Room in the Community Center on El Toro on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm-3pm.

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Winning Coffee Co.

Winning Coffee, q-Staff theatre and q-Staff homestead (the group residence) form a unique ecosystem within Albuquerque's extraordinary culture. Providing service and support to the diverse peoples of this extraordinary community is a privilege and an ongoing aspiration. Events include open mics, poetry slams, and book club meetings.

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San Diego Writers, Ink

Whether we’re scheduling the publication party for a local author’s new book, chartering a bus to take us to the LA Times Festival of Books, or celebrating the seasons, Inksters know how to make an event special. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. The Ink Spot offers a warm and welcoming spot for readings, large and small, and we also hold readings at other venues—the Poetry Bench in Balboa Park, on the stage at Lestat’s, and Rebecca’s in South Park to name a few.

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The Green Mill

The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early 1930s and 1940s; it was actually patterned after Clark Monroe’s Uptown House in Harlem (as it was during the 1940s). Today, the Green Mill, in keeping with owner Dave Jemilo’s philosophy for a proper mix of down-to-earth friendliness and class, maintains an authenticity of the ‘40s in service, price and music, perfected upon with the steady Sunday night performance of the internationally acclaimed Uptown Poetry Slam which Marc Smith began at the Mill in 1986.

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Walker Art Center

Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. The Walker hosts lectures, classes, and events for visitors of all ages with many of today’s leading figures from the worlds of art and culture.

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