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...

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...

Paragraph New York New York

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

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...

The Loft Literary Center Minneapolis Minnesota

Incorporated in 1975, the Loft Literary Center offers creative writing courses and hosts readings and other literary events, as well as sponsoring...

The Writers Junction Santa Monica California

Located in Santa Monica, California, the Writers Junction, offers quiet writing rooms for rent. Facilities include rooms with private desks,...

The Writers Room New York New York

Located in downtown Manhattan, The Writers Room is a nonprofit urban writers' colony that provides writers with affordable workspace in New York...

The Writers' Workshoppe Port Townsend Washington

The Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore carries over 5000 books as well as gifts and the famous Writers' Block Chocolate and Coffee, made...

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