Brooklyn Poets

Brooklyn Poets offers small, intensive poetry workshops taught by award-winning poets, both online and in person at their space in Brooklyn Heights. Workshops are offered in three seasons (winter–spring, summer and fall) at three different levels and typically run five to seven weeks. In addition to workshops, they offer drop-in classes, virtual craft labs, and a mentorship program.

Brooklyn Poets also hosts a reading series and their popular Yawp series, a monthly poetry workshop and open mic held on the second Monday of every month from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.

Brooklyn Poets logo with illustration of a man with a hat leaning his head to the side.

Arts + Literature Laboratory

Arts + Literature Laboratory is a community-based contemporary arts center in Madison, Wisconsin. The center supports visual and literary arts, music and performance, and youth and adult arts education through an active calendar of exhibitions, readings, concerts, and educational programs, including a monthly reading series. The 10,500 square foot space in Madison’s downtown Capitol East District houses galleries and performance space, a writing center and small press library, artist studios, and a dedicated education studio.

Nomadic Press

With four locations—including in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Xalapa—the Nomadic Press space in Oakland, California, is their headquarters. The space serves as a small performance, workshop, and informal gallery space for visual, musical, literary, and performing arts. Their Oakland space also serves as a gathering space for writers, artists, readers, viewers, neighbors, and fellow travelers.

Nomadic Press

SAiD Pan African Library

The Pan African Library, in association with the Society for Africans in Diaspora (SAiD), educates the public in the study of African narrative, cultures, leadership, and achievement. The library hosts both intimate and extravagant events in their state-of-the-art space, including exhibitions, performances, talks, readings, book signings, theater, dance performances, film screenings, film shoots, and fundraisers.

SAiD Pan African Library

Georgia Center for the Book

The Georgia Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Center helped create and remains a major sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival that draws 60,000 people to the city every Labor Day weekend. All events are free and feature author readings and talks.

Georgia Center for the Book

McNally Jackson Books Seaport

The South Seaport location in lower Manhattan overlooks the East River and has two stories full of books—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, art—as well as magazines and stationary items. The bookstore hosts literary events regularly throughout the week.

McNally Jackson Books Seaport

Houston Public Library: Central Library

The Houston Public Library is a dynamic organization that serves one of the largest service areas—both in population and area—in the United States. The library system is comprised of forty-four public service units including thirty-one Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, and four Express Libraries, as well as the HPL Mobile Express and a satellite library located at the Children’s Museum of Houston. They host the Houston Public Poetry quarterly reading series and other literary events throughout the year.

American Poetry Museum

The American Poetry Museum is an outreach museum that serves as a space for exhibitions and education centered on the subject of American poetry. The Museum collects objects centered around American poetry and presents events and educational poetry writing workshops for learners of all ages. The Museum also hosts an annual exhibition each year comprised of art, photography and video about different subject matter using poetry as a tool for discussion.



Signal-Return is a letterpress printing studio and nonprofit center for arts education, artists, and arts enthusiasts located in Eastern Market. Their hands-on and wide-ranging programming includes printing and binding workshops, book release parties, exhibitions, and the Motor Signal Reading Series cohosted by Literary Detroit.

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