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.
A nonprofit which began in the mid-1970s, the Writer’s Center empowers writers and those who aspire to write through workshops, events, and creative collaboration.
The Writers Place is a literary community center, library, and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public. The center hosts workshops for teens and adults, as well as readings and open mic nights. In addition to three regular reading series, additional readings are held throughout the year by local, regional, and visiting writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
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.
Writer’s Atelier is a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. They provide a variety of editing and consulting services for writers as well. The facility hosts literary group gatherings, writing workshops, book signings and readings, writing and reading groups and clubs, open mic events, and other small literary events.
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.
Writespace is a grassroots literary arts organization founded by writers, for writers. Writespace hosts its national literary festival, Writefest, in March of each year, and its local literary festival, Writers’ Family Reunion, in August of each year. In addition to offering regular weekly workshops, Writespace offers manuscript consultations, readings, write-ins, open mics, and classes and private lessons for young writers.
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.
Since 1939, the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center has given audiences a chance to hear writers in every literary genre offering frequent talks and events throughout the year.
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.