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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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Literary Arts

Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland’s public high schools.

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Hammer Museum

A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer Museum is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs—including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances—that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Admission is free and many award-winning poets and writers are featured in readings and talks.

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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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Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center

Stories on Stage is great actors reading great short fiction to a live adult audience. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization devoted to nurturing empathy and understanding among people by presenting popular local and national actors in dramatic readings of literature. A typical performance consists of three to four short stories, each read by a professional actor. Individual audience members report feeling as if the actors are reading a story expressly for them.

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Roger Angell, Carol Anshaw, Donald Antrim, Tom Barbash, Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, Eleanor Brown, Denis Chávez, Kate Daniels, Ariel Dorfman, Nora Ephron, B.H. Fairchild, Rose Fredrick, Roxane Gay, Dagoberto Gilb, Dana Gioia, Michael J. Henry, Erika Krouse, Maxine Kumin, Jhumpra Lahiri, Ellen Litman, BK Loren, Dinaw Mengestu, Alice Munro, J.B. Peters, David J. Rothman, Damon Runyon, Gary Schanbacher, Melinda Taub, Michel Tournier, David Wroblewski

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Mercury Café

The Mercury Cafe is powered by the Wind and the Sun. We serve Local, Organic Food, and Community is our purpose. We are a three ring circus with Music, Dance, Theater & Poetry. In the Rose Dining Room you can expect quiet beautiful Jazz & Classical Musicians. In the Jungle Dining Room you will find song with Concerts, Community Theater, Flamenco, Opera, Poetry, Films, and later in the evening, up and coming Indie music Bands.

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New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis in this busy metropolis. They regularly host poetry readings and book signings in a spacious auditorium.

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