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Literary Places

This database of writerly destinations—places writers can visit for inspiration, to promote their writing, for research, and to discover community—includes historical sites, reading venues, literary collections, writing centers, and writers spaces. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that can be used to plan reading tours and visits to literary meccas, or just to keep track of your favorite literary locales.

  • New York, NY

    Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include thirty-eight partitioned desks, a kitchen and lounge area, hi-speed Internet, a library, lockers, and a laser printer.

  • New York, NY

    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... read more

  • New York, NY

    Located in downtown Manhattan, The Writers Room is a nonprofit urban writers' colony that provides writers with affordable workspace in New York City. Facilities include a large loft with forty-two partitioned desks, a writers’ reference and... read more

  • Brooklyn, NY

    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... read more