Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit library and workspace that hosts a range of public programs, including interdisciplinary readings and screenings, talks and lectures, discussion and reading groups, writing workshops, and free courses. Its noncirculating library holds a collection of books and documents with a special focus on poetry, art, theory, and philosophy, as well as the Laurin Raiken Archive, an extensive resource for the study of art history and criticism.
The Southwestern Writers Collection is located at the Albert B. Alkek Library on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, a thirty-minute drive from Austin. Although the more renowned writers in this collection have some connection to Texas or the Southwest, either by birth or their subject matter, their impact extends to American letters.
The Mechanics’ Institute is a leading cultural center that includes a vibrant library, a world-renowned chess program, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events, including author readings, writing workshops, technology classes, civic discussions, book groups, film screenings, and community gatherings. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics—artisans, craftsmen, and inventors—and their families, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, chess players, and the twenty-first-century nomadic worker.
Inspired by the country’s earliest libraries, often called athenaeums, Folio provides access to discerning private book collections that have been donated, and a home for reading, writing, dialogue, and learning. Public programming includes book-based discussions, readings, presentations of book arts and rare volumes, and musical, cultural, and civic events.
Woodberry Poetry Room is a special collections reading room and audio-visual archive at Harvard University. The Poetry Room features a circulating collection of twentieth and twenty-first century English-language poetry, an encyclopedic array of poetry journals and literary magazines, a landmark collection of audio recordings (1933 to the present), and the Blue Star collection of rare books, broadsides, chapbooks, typescripts and ephemera.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves as a cultural and intellectual center that enriches the community and empowers all residents with essential tools for lifelong learning. The Central Library, originally designed by Marcel Breuer, has recently been refurbished and includes a modern, fully equipped instructional learning center. The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American History and Culture contains one of the foremost collections of African-American literature and historical documents in the nation.
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.
Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum (AWM) educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires the public. A museum focused solely on the nation’s writers and writing, the AWM is the first of its kind in the United States.
The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit literary organization in the United States solely dedicated to celebrating fiction. It features affordable workspace, grants, classes to support emerging writers, reading groups on classic and contemporary authors, and programs to help get kids reading, as well as a circulating library collection of 85,000 titles, a reading room, and an independent fiction bookstore.
The former Chadron State College Carnegie-style library serves as the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.
The Center features exhibits, a preservation/preparation workroom equipped with a digital imaging laboratory, and an archival library. The Center also serves as the repository for the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, which has loaned its expansive collection of the author’s materials for the exhibits and archives. The Society assists in educational programming and encourages research and publishing about the High Plains region.