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.
This event taxonomy is a Poets & Writers for a performance.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Philadelphia bookstore in the heart of Fabric Row with frequent events and reading series, including General Idea and the Hugely Popular Poetry Series.
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.
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.