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.

Write the World

Founded in 2012 at Harvard University, Write the World uses pedagogical methods developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to expertly guide students through the writing process, from first drafts to publication-worthy pieces.

San Francisco Creative Writing Institute

Founded in 2015, the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute offers writing workshops in several genres to writers of all ages, creating a community of writers who continue an open exchange of ideas and inspiration. Their instructors are published working writers, professors, editors, and master teachers.

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.

Red square with white letters Art Lit Lab

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.

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Tuxedo Project

The Tuxedo Project Literary Center opened in September 2017 and hosts writing workshops, book readings, author visits and other events. Once the childhood home of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Stephen Henderson, it has been converted to help build community by providing space for meetings and other organizing activities on the 7100 block of Tuxedo. It is open to the public.

The writers’ residence and literary center is in partnership with Marygrove College and the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

Tuxedo Project outside of house

Furious Flower Poetry Center

Taking its name from the lines of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Second Sermon on the Warpland,” the Furious Flower Poetry Cetner is the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry.  The center is committed to ensuring the visibility, inclusion, and critical consideration of Black poets in American letters, as well as in the whole range of educational curricula. Their programming—which includes lectures, readings, seminars, and workshops—seeks to support and promote Black poets at all stages of their careers and to preserve the history of Black poets for future generations.

The Writers Place

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

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.

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