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 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.
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.
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!
This community and student center located at Arnhold Hall in the New School regularly hosts readings, literary discussions, and panels.
Philadelphia bookstore in the heart of Fabric Row with frequent events and reading series, including General Idea and the Hugely Popular Poetry Series.
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.
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.
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.