Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. Since 1997, they have offered writing instruction and workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and many other genres. A community-based center for the art and craft of writing, they also offer master classes, seminars on publishing, a year-long fellowship, and off-site retreats, as well as sponsor the annual Lighthouse Lit Fest conference.
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is a nonprofit creative hub that uses art and design as a vehicle for civic engagement. On the third Friday of each month, the Bridge PAI hosts the Charlottesville Reading Series, a monthly event of live readings of poetry and prose. Emerging and established writers from diverse backgrounds, both locally and nationally are recruited for the series.
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.
The Focal Point is a live music venue and listening room that hosts live bands and musical acts, as well as other performances and events. The St. Louis Poetry Center hosts the Poetry at the Point reading series at Focal Point on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.
826CHI is the Chicago branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The Chicago writing and tutoring center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.
826 Boston is the Boston branch of a national nonprofit that offers free creative and expository writing workshops and tutoring for students. The center often hosts literary events, fundraisers, and community activities.
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.
By fostering the art of creative writing, the mission of Inprint is to inspire readers and writers in Houston. A nonprofit organization founded in 1983, Inprint fulfills this mission through the nationally renowned Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, the "Cool Brains!" Reading Series for Young People, through literary and educational activities in the community that demonstrate the value and impact of creative writing, and through support for the UH Creative Writing Program.
Founded in 1988, the Writers’ Room of Boston is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable workspace for emerging and established writers. Members may attend readings, the WROB salon, and other community events. An annual reading of the members’ work is organized every summer and open to the public. Facilities include ten private carrels, free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and two common lounge areas, as well as office equipment, including printers and fax machines.