The MFA Reading Series brings renowned authors and poets to the University of Baltimore campus to share words and insights in an intimate setting with Creative Writing & Publishing Arts students. Q&A sessions following each reading allowing students to prod the experts for the information that matters most to them.
The Ivy Bookshop is an independent literary bookstore in Baltimore, Maryland. As a locally owned enterprise, the Ivy has a deep interest in promoting the community and its numerous educational and cultural institutions, and hosts author readings and events throughout the year.
Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. It proudly serves Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. It offers locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options.
The coffee house is also home to a variety of events including live music, open mics, poetry and storytelling, arts and crafts fairs, lectures and more—including Poetry Bridge, a reading series that features guest writer and an open mic.
Third Place Seward Park is a general-interest bookstore featuring new and used books with a used-book-buying counter open seven days a week. The shop opened its doors in May 2016 in the Seward Park neighborhood of south Seattle.
Volumes Bookcafe is an independent bookstore cafe in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Volumes is a family-owned business, brought to life by two Chicago-area sisters whose careers have always been intertwined with books. They host monthly book clubs, open mics and comedy nights, weekly trivia, and StoryTime twice a week, along with a number of author and literary events.
Established in 2002, Shelf Life Books, formerly known as Chop Suey Books, offers the Richmond community two floors of new and gently used literature, art, photography, architecture, design, philosophy, poetry, theater, and film. The shop hosts various author events, including readings, with a healthy calendar of events throughout the year.
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to documenting and sharing Arab American contributions that shaped the economic, political and cultural landscapes of American life. The Museum also brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation. 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.
The Lawndale Art Center is located within the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District, and hosts art exhibits, musical performances, and literary discussions and readings including the Gulf Coast Reading series. The series presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. The monthly series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself.
Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Oregon, hosts in-person and virtual author events throughout the year, featuring everything from literary fiction to mystery and science fiction, from nature writing to memoir and history and spaces in between. Books can be purchased in store or online, and audiobooks can also be purchased through their website. The shop donates 1 percent of annual gross sales to organizations that support local, regional, national, and global communities.