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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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Madison Public Library

Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy, and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 135 years. Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days a week (with limited Sunday hours) and welcome over 2.35 million visits each year. We host literary events including talks and author readings.

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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Founded in the early 1970s, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe began as a living room salon in the East Village apartment of writer and poet Miguel Algarin. Today, the cafe is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for innovative poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy, and theatre from underrepresented artists. Programming includes poetry and prose readings, theatrical and musical performances, and visual art exhibits. The cafe is well-known for a popular weekly Poetry Slam judged by randomly selected audience members.

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Gulliver's Books and Second Story Café

Gulliver’s Books is an independent bookstore that sells a wide variety of new and used books, as well as e-books. Located on the top floor, the Second Story Café sells food and coffee and provides board games for customers to play. Gulliver’s also sells tickets to many local concerts, comedy shows, and other events. Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM. The café is open Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.

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Center for Literary Arts

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Andrew Altschul

The Center for Literary Arts provides lectures, conversations, seminars, and readings—including its long-standing Major Authors Series, which features award-winning authors—that allow the San José community to interact with writers of contemporary literature who have demonstrated exceptional voice and vision. Its mission is to spread the influence of, and interest in, literature throughout the South Bay–area of California and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding in the region's ethnically diverse population through the appreciation of works of literature.

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Casa Libre en la Solana

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Kristen Nelson

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Casa Libre en la Solana ("free house in the sun") is a community venue that provides classes, readings, and other professional development opportunities for novice and professional writers. Regular programming includes Edge: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers, Trickhouse Live!

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Brainfood Bookstore

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Kimberly Longhofer

Recently established in 2012, Brainfood Bookstore is an independent bookstore located in Longmont's Old Town Marketplace. Brainfood emphasizes the importance of buying and reading locally, supporting Colorado writers and publishers by hosting readings and workshops and keeping mass-market texts off their shelves. Other events include an open-mic poetry night on the third Thursday of the month. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11AM to 6 PM, Friday 11 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM. The store is closed on Mondays.

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Sacramento Poetry Center

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Tim Kahl

The Sacramento Poetry Center is a literary resource that has been in operation since 1979. It is a community-based organization that features many of the area's most acclaimed and erudite poets and writers. But we are not shy about the explicit performance of poems either. All styles welcome as long as you like to present your work to a live audience. Poets Gallery features local artists' work hung on the walls concurrent with readings.

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Dennis Schmitz, Douglas Blazek, William O' Daly, Joshua McKinney, Mary Mackey, Judy Halebsky, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Alexandra Teague, Rob Schlegel, Julia Levine, Jeff Alessandrelli, Brenda hillman, Troy Jollimore, Heather Altfeld, Greg Glazner, Stephen Dunn, Tess Taylor, Jodi Angel, Will Alexander, Al Young, Rebecca Foust, Richard Silberg, Cynthia Atkins, Geoffrey Nutter, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Kate Greenstreet, Brian Teare, Kelly Davio, Laura Wetherington, Ewa Chrusciel, Fred Arroyo, Danny Romero, Chad Sweeney, Lucy Corin, Matthew Cooperman, John Amen, Melissa Stein, Jason Koo, Graham Foust, Matthew Zapruder, Michael Earl Craig, Stephen Kessler, Christopher Buckley, John Murillo, Julie Bruck, D. A. Powell, Joshua Clover, Dean Rader, Camille Dungy, Peter Grandbois,

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