The Mercantile Library maintains and expands a large, historic collection of books while presenting a healthy schedule of events including author and writer visits and events, book discussions, lectures, workshops, and forums. Additionally, the library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden that frequently hosts a variety of tours, workshops, demonstrations, classes, lectures and readings, performances, and exhibits. During the year, members and visitors alike have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, which enhance visitors’ understanding of Chinese culture and provide opportunities to learn and play. All activities, unless otherwise noted, are free with membership or admission.
Avenue 50 Studio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. They host two monthly readings, one offsite semi-monthly reading, and various workshops, talks, lectures, panel discussions, poetry series, and book launches.
The Arcade Poetry Series is a yearly program and readings are held on Saturdays at 7pm, one Saturday each month January through June. $3 / CAM Members free
The American Poetry Museum is an outreach museum that serves as a space for exhibitions and education centered on the subject of American poetry. The Museum collects objects centered around American poetry and presents events and educational poetry writing workshops for learners of all ages as well as poetry readings.
Artist Village Detroit is located in the Old Redford district of Detroit and was founded in 2003 by Alicia Marion George, affectioningly known as the Queen of the Village; Charles “Chazz” Miller, founder of Public Art Workz and resident artist of AVD; and John George, founder of the Motor City Blight Busters.
There is a regular open mic, Creative Juicez, on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00PM to 2:00AM with spoken word performances, live jazz, visual art, and anything in between. Use the entrance of Motor City Java & Tea House for access to the venue.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroit’s cultural center. Throughout the year MOCAD hosts music, performing arts, educational programs, and literary events including InsideOut’s open mic poetry series and the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center annual poetry slam.
Trinosophes is a vegan-friendly café featuring locally sourced fare that hosts live music, art exhibits, and poetry readings.
The Arab American National Museum is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Included in the museum’s public programming are conferences, multicultural performance series, film festivals, arts collaborations with area ethnic communities, seminars, author readings, and book signings.
Counterpath is a publisher, gallery and event space, and bookstore. As a publisher, Counterpath was founded in 2006 and has published over sixty titles to date. Its gallery and event space, opened in late 2010 and hosts art, music, digital, film, and literary exhibitions, performances, and events. Its bookstore, part of the event space, carries titles published by small and independent presses.