This event taxonomy is a Poets & Writers for a performance.

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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Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs.

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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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.

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Gulliver's Books and Second Story Café

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.

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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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