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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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

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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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Brooklyn Historical Society

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Meredith Duncan

Brooklyn Historical Society offers a wide array of public programming that celebrates the diversity of Brooklyn's past and present and takes a close look at where the borough is headed. With panel discussions with Brooklyn luminaries, screenings of classic and groundbreaking films, thought-provoking talks on Brooklyn's history from new perspectives, family art and dance activities, and more, BHS has something for everyone.

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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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Hill-Stead Museum

Since its beginnings in 1992, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festval has taken its place as one of the premiere and best-loved venues for poetry in the country. Each summer, the festival features the top tier of American poets as well as emerging and student writers from the state and region. From its inception 20 year ago, the festival has given equal weight to the quality of text and the poet’s ability to deliver an engaging, powerful, and, yes, entertaining experience in the unique and magical theater of the Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden.

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Fairbanks Arts Association

Contact Name: 
June Rogers

Promoting excellence in contemporary and traditional arts in Alaska’s Interior: the oldest community arts council in the state and the official arts organization for both the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Fairbanks; providing service, information and support to local artists, organizations and audiences through volunteers serving on Performing, Literary, Visual, Cinema and Educational Arts committees.

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PowerHouse Arena

Contact Name: 
Susanne Konig

PowerHouse Arena—a self-proclaimed laboratory for creative thought—is a gallery, boutique, bookstore, performance, and events space located in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. The space is home to the art book publisher, powerHouse Books, and hosts book launch parties, readings and signings, and conversations for a host of voices in contemporary literature. The store carries a curated selection of design and photography books, along with a discriminating selection of nonfiction, lifestyle, illustrated, and New York-themed books. 

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Representative Readers: 

Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Gary Shteyngart, David Sedaris, Mary Gaitskill, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Nelson George, Edmund White, Colum McCann, Jennifer Egan, T. C. Boyle, Jonathan Franzen, Julia Glass, Nassim Taleb, Pete Hamill, Tracy K. Smith 

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CAS Arts Center

Contact Name: 
Bradley Diuguid

The Catskill Art Society is a nonprofit multi-arts organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts in rural Sullivan County, NY. We program our venue, the CAS Arts Center, with events including readings by regional writers, panel discussions, and multimedia presentations in all styles and genres, with a strong emphasis on local issues and stories.

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Susan Deer Cloud, Evan T. Pritchard, Bertha Rogers, Patricia Eakins, David Rothenberg, Benjamin Swett, Laurie Graff, Helena Clare Pittman.

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