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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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King's Books

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sweet pea Flaherty

We are a community-focused, indie bookstore that has been in Tacoma since 2000. We are in the historic Stadium District, a quick hop off I-5. We host many different events weekly in a variety of genres, from poetry to nonfiction, as well as several art festivals. Contact us for more information!

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Brickbat Books

Philadelphia bookstore in the heart of Fabric Row with frequent events and reading series, including General Idea and the Hugely Popular Poetry Series.

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Dorothea Lasky, Thomas Devaney, Lee Klein, Adam Fitzgerald, Sugar Tongue Slim, Kimberly Ann Southwick, Laura Jaramillo, Ryan Eckes, Matthew Landis, rob mclennan, Pattie McCarthy, Stephen Brockwell, Paige Taggart, Rasheedah Phillips, Natalie Lyalin, Brian Foley, Wendy Xu, Luke Bloomfield, Shevaun Brannigan, JP Cashla, David Buuck, Juliana Spahr, Katy Bohinc, Mark Johnson, Joe Hall, Stephanie Barber, Scott Garson

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CAS Arts Center

Contact Name: 
Bradley Diuguid

The Catskill Art Society is a nonprofit multi-arts organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts in rural Sullivan County, NY. We program our venue, the CAS Arts Center, with events including readings by regional writers, panel discussions, and multimedia presentations in all styles and genres, with a strong emphasis on local issues and stories.

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Susan Deer Cloud, Evan T. Pritchard, Bertha Rogers, Patricia Eakins, David Rothenberg, Benjamin Swett, Laurie Graff, Helena Clare Pittman.

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

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Katrina Lovett, Director of Media and Events

A series of poetry performances by some of the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature and the arts on the national scene paired with respected voices on the regional scene.

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Mario Susko, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, George Wallace, Dimitris Lyacos, Ellen Bass, Michelle Whittaker, Annabelle Moseley, Luis Alberto Ambroggio

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Uptown Arts Bar

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Jeanette Powers

Poetic Underground is a hot spot for fresh voices and powerful performance poetry. Rotating open mic hosts and a Poetry Slam, Inc accredited slam (PoUnd SLAM on 1st Wed's), along with special events featuring nationally acclaimed poets makes this a stellar spot for spoken word.

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Pages Matam, Deonte Osayande, Jose Faus, Jason Ryberg, Riverfront Emerging Writers Readings, Kansas City Voices magazine release, and many more

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People's Books Cooperative

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Seth Schuster

We are a cooperatively run bookstore located in the heart of Milwaukee, WI. We have hosted authors, poets, theatre performers, musicians and many others over our 7 years as a cooperative and 40 years in business. We are more than a bookstore, where many local organizing and community groups meet, where people teach locally grown classes, and where visiting and touring artists/authors can host an event within a community of open-minded neighbors.

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