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The Book Cellar

Browse for the books you love to read at The Book Cellar, an independent bookstore in Chicago's Lincoln Square which features books by first-time authors, local authors, and more. They also offer wine by the glass, cozy couches, and delicious café fare. The Book Cellar welcomes book clubs and discussion groups.

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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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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

Contact Name: 
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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