Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. Our programs include the Literary Arts Series which presents original lectures and conversations with the top fiction and non-fiction writers of our time. The Poetry Series presents the best established and emerging voices for readings and lectures.
Bowery Poetry is home to poets, writers, and artists of diverse talents and skill sets. The venue is run by Bowery Arts + Science, a nonprofit organization that encourages cooperation and advancement among artists and cultural workers, aims to develop and produce works by emerging poets and performers, and promote the exploration, improvement, and advancement of the arts as a changemaking force in society.
The Center for the Humanities encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Free and open to the public, our programs and exhibitions aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.
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.
Dia: Chelsea’s monthly readings in the Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, highlight commonalities between poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another.
Dia: Chelsea is closed for renovation until fall 2020.
Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
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.
Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. The organization hosts a New York events series featuring author readings, panels, and discussions, as well as writing workshops and other literary events throughout the year.
The Double Take Reading Series is organized by author and editor Albert Mobilio. Authors are asked to pick a partner and write about an experience they shared together, resulting in two original shorts about the same topic from different perspectives. Before the Double Take series, Mobilio also organized the Mad as Hell reading, asking authors to read pieces that spewed anger, vitriol, and despair.
Room Project is a space for women and nonbinary writers and artists to work individually and collaboratively. They offer a place for new and seasoned writers alike; for people with defined creative projects, and those whose ambitions are still evolving. The space offers a workspace with communal tables, printer, library, and access to podcast equipment with membership fees. There are also events including a regular reading series, writing workshops, and plays.