Writers House at Rutgers University-Camden

The Writers House at Rutgers University-Camden cultivates and celebrates the writing arts. Programming goes year-round, and is always open to both students and the public: programs such as Writers in Camden, an NEA-supported reading series, the annual Summer Writers’ Conference, and the Cooper Street Writers Workshops, unite artists and scholars, students and citizens, around the power of the written word. 

Zinc Bar

The Segue Foundation hosts the experimental reading series Segue at Zinc, a continuation of the legendary series that has run for over twenty-five years. Readings feature contemporary poets and writers and take place on Saturday afternoons at 4:30PM at the Zinc Bar.

Auntie's Bookstore

Auntie’s Bookstore opened in 1978 in the Spokane Flour Mill under the name of “The Book and Game Company” and has been selling books ever since. Auntie’s moved to its current location in the Liberty Building in 1994. The store carries both new and used books, cards, t-shirts, Spokane specialty items and other gifts. A full service independent bookstore, this venue holds events, readings, signings, storytime and more throughout the year.

Atomic Books

Atomic Books, a small independent bookstore in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, was reopened by Benn Ray and Rachel Whang in 2001. Specializing in unusual literature and comic books, the store hosts author events and readings, the Atomic Book Club, and the Atomic Fiction Series.

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Established in 1991, AAWW is a national nonprofit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing, and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. The organization hosts a New York City events series featuring author readings, panels, and discussions, as well as writing workshops and other literary events throughout the year.


Formerly known as Press Street, the organization was formed in 2005 with a mission to promote art and literature in the community through events, publications, and arts education. In addition to an extensive online presence, Room 220 hosts a variety of workshops, lectures, and events focusing on all things written. Antenna also has a gallery space and is home to Big Class, a youth creative writing initiative that hosts after-school programs and workshops, and partners with area schools on projects that cultivate students’ interest in writing.

Another Read Through

This neighborhood bookstore in North Portland specializes in fiction for adults and kids, with smaller sections for mystery, nonfiction, bio/memoir, science fiction and fantasy, true crime, poetry, manga, and young adult books. The shop hosts multiple monthly readings from local authors and other literary events.

Annie Bloom’s Books

A neighborhood independent bookstore, Annie Bloom’s Books carries a broad range of new (not used) books across many genres. Along with a strong fiction section, they excel in children's and young adult, travel, current events, and cooking. The bookstore hosts frequent book readings and signings, writer talks, local authors, and First Friday activities.


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