Artist Village Detroit

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.

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Artist Village Detroit front door

Passages Bookshop

Passages Bookshop specializes in unusual, out-of-print, and rare books, prints, and original materials with a focus on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artists' books, and related fields. They also host events and readings in their shared studio and gallery space.

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Poets House

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Paolo Javier, Program Director

Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center. Located in Battery Park City, the 11,000-square-foot space houses a 60,000-volume poetry library, a reading room, an exhibition room, and a children’s room, all free and open to the public. Poets House offers a wide range of literary programming, including readings, talks, panels, performances, poetry workshops, and the annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Stephen Burt, Cynthia Cruz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rickey Laurentiis, Valeria Luiselli, Gregory Pardlo, Jerome Rothenberg, Natasha Saje, Eleni Sikelianos, Wendy Xu

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Antenna

Formerly known as Press Street, the organization was formed in 2005 with a mission to promote art and literature in the community through events, publications, and arts education. In addition to an extensive online presence, Room 220 hosts a variety of workshops, lectures, and events focusing on all things written. Antenna also has a gallery space and is home to Big Class, a youth creative writing initiative that hosts after-school programs and workshops, and partners with area schools on projects that cultivate students’ interest in writing.

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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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Counterpath

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.

The Mercantile Library

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.

Vermillion

Showcasing dedicated, professional artists, Vermillion offers art, wine, beer, cocktails, and a daily seasonal menu in a unique, comforting setting. The space hosts a variety of events including art openings, live music, and literary and poetry readings.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums. They regularly host lectures, performances, workshops, talks, concerts, and readings throughout the year.

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