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.

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Attic Institute Portland Oregon

Established in 1999, the Attic Institute offers writing workshops; five-month fellowships that provide guidance in both craft and publishing; and...

Bowery Poetry New York New York

Bowery Poetry's mission is to encourage cooperation among and advancement of artists and cultural workers; to develop and produce works by...

Encore Phoenix Arizona

A space created to inspire and motivate individuals to express themselves verbally through the art of spoken word and to encourage people to use...

Hedgebrook Women Writers' Retreat Seattle Washington

Hedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary...

Lighthouse Writers Workshop Denver Colorado

A community-based center for the art and craft of writing, Lighthouse Writers Workshop offers writing workshops and master classes, seminars on...

Literary Arts Portland Oregon

Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers...

Nuyorican Poets Cafe New York New York

Over the last forty years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A...

Paragraph New York New York

Paragraph is a membership organization that provides affordable workspace for writers in New York City. Facilities include thirty-eight...

Poets House New York New York

Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry - a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living...

The Hurston/Wright Foundation Bowie Maryland

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover, educate, mentor, and develop African American writers. Named for literary geniuses...