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This database of venues that host readings and author events includes bookstores, bars, cafes, libraries, literary arts centers, and more. Here you'll find information about how to schedule your own reading, admission fees, audience size, parking and transit information, and more. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that you use to plan your own reading tour or simply keep track of your favorite reading venues.

  • New York, NY

    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.

  • New York, NY

    The Double Take Reading Series is organized by author and editor Albert Mobilio. Authors are asked to pick a partner and write about an experience they shared together, resulting in two original shorts about the same topic from different...

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  • New York, NY

    We’re building the Asian literary culture of tomorrow through our curatorial platform, which includes our New York events series and our online editorial initiatives. In a time when China and India are on the rise, when immigration is a vital...

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  • New York, NY

    Bowery Arts + Science is a non-profit organization with a venue – Bowery Poetry – in downtown Manhattan.

    Our mission is to encourage cooperation among and advancement of artists and cultural workers; to develop and produce works by...

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  • Brooklyn , NY

    Brooklyn Historical Society offers a wide array of public programming that celebrates the diversity of Brooklyn's past and present and takes a close look at where the borough is headed. With panel discussions with Brooklyn luminaries, screenings...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

  • New York, NY

    Dia’s monthly readings in the Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, highlight commonalities between poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another. 

  • New York, NY

    Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging...

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  • New York, NY

    Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center. Located in Battery Park City, the 11,000-square-foot space houses a 60,000-volume...

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  • Brooklyn, NY

    In the past years, The powerHouse Arena has established itself as one of New York City’s premier spaces for literary events, and has held luminous and entertaining book launch parties, readings and signings, and ticketed conversations for a host...

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  • New York, NY

    The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit in the United States solely dedicated to celebrating fiction. It hosts literary events, including panels, lectures, and conversations between authors. The space also features workspace, grants, and...

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  • New York, NY

    The Center for the Humanities encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Free and open to the public, our programs and exhibitions aim to...

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  • New York, NY

    Founded in the early 1970s, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe began as a living room salon in the East Village apartment of writer and poet Miguel Algarin. Today, the cafe is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for innovative poetry, music, hip...

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  • New York, NY

    Through its live programming, workshops, publications, website and special events, The Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry by (a) presenting contemporary poetry to diverse audiences, (b)...

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