New York State Literary Technical Assistance Program

CATEGORY: Literary Centers and Presenters

Through its public programs and publications, A Gathering of the Tribes creates a performance venue and meeting place for artists and audiences to come together across all artistic disciplines, all levels of complexity, and all definitions of difference. In this pan-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, artists exchange ideas, create peer relationships and find mentorship. At Tribes’ gallery and public events, audiences experience the voices and visions of artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media. Through Tribes’ publications, readers encounter a unique synthesis of literature, visual art, criticism and interviews with artists of all kinds.

Contact

Steve Cannon
Artistic Director
info@tribes.org

Address

P.O. Box 20693
Tompkins Square Station
285 E. 3rd Street
New York, New York 10009-8973
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-674-8262
212-388-9813

Links

www.tribes.org

ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. Known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture, ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these values to the present. ABC No Rio seeks to facilitate cross-pollination between artists and activists. ABC No Rio is a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community.

Contact

Steven Englander
Director
abc@abcnorio.org

Address

156 Rivington Street
New York, New York 10002
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-254-3697

Links

www.abcnorio.org

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is a resource and educational organization providing support to writers and enhancing literary activity and communication throughout the twelve-county Adirondack Park. ACW benefits both emerging and established writers as well as develops literary audiences. ACW is based at Paul Smith’s College, but they are committed to offering programs that are held throughout the six-million-acre Park.

Contact

Nathalie Thill
Executive Director
acw@paulsmiths.edu

Address

Paul Smith#SQUOTE#s College
P.O. Box 265
Paul Smiths, New York 12970-0265
[New York State]
518-327-6278
518-327-6161

Links

www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org

African Voices is a non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to promoting the literature, art and history of people of color. The organization publishes a quarterly literary magazine and sponsors poetry readings, book signings, writing workshops, art exhibitions and other community programs.

Contact

Carolyn Butts
Executive Director
africanvoices@aol.com

Address

270 W. 96th Street
New York, New York 10025
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-865-2982
212-865-2982

Links

www.africanvoices.com

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre from its inception 24 years ago, has expressed its theme the ?Power Of The Word? in various ways. Open poetry readings, lectures and forums, published literature, and the very tone of APT’s programming has attempted to inform and educate the community about the ?State of the Race? past and present.

Contact

John W. Branch
Executive Director
jwatusi@aol.com

Address

176-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432-5503
[New York City][Queens]
718-523-3312
718-523-1054

Links

www.afrikapoetrytheatre.com

The Alabama Writers’ Forum promotes and facilitates the practice of literary arts through its services to writers and the general public. With individual and corporate associates statewide, the Forum represents diverse voices of today’s writing talent.

Contact

Jeannie Thompson
Director

Address

Alabama State Council on the Arts
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1800
334-242-4076 Ext. 233
334-240-3269

Links

www.writersforum.org

Allegra Vida, Inc. is a multicultural, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to establishing, and maintaining an area free of judgmental bias based on age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national identity, or religious affiliation. Encouraging, displaying, and promoting the artistry, talents, pursuits and well being of their constituents are a major trust.

Contact

Robi Thorne
Secretary
DamasGraci@aol.com

Address

Grant Road
Gilboa, New York 12076-9700
[Central Leatherstocking ][Schoharie]
607-588-9492
607-588-7908

American Indian Artists Inc. advocates, enhances and promotes continued growth of emerging and established Native artists of the Americas in the visual, performing, literary and media arts, through a variety of programs and services. AMERINDA resolves to support the traditional practices and values that define Indian culture through the blessing of the elders.

Contact

Diane F. Thornton
Artistic Director
amerinda@spacelab.net

Address

15 Rutherford Place
New York, New York 10003
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-598-0968
212-529-4603

Links

www.amerinda.org

The Americas Society maintains an active schedule of bilingual readings, lectures, book presentations, and conferences featuring Latin American, Caribbean and Canadian writers and scholars. This diverse programming provides a forum for writers, resource information for literary professionals, and forges new collaborations with complementary institutions such as The Joseph Papp Public Theater. Many of the writers participating in the literature programs are subsequently published in the Americas Society’s literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.

Contact

Daniel Shapiro
Director of Literature
inforequest@as-coa.org

Address

680 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021-5084
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-249-8950
212-249-5868

Links

www.americas-society.org

Amherst Writers & Artists was founded by writer Pat Schneider in 1981. For twenty-three years it has offered creative writing workshops and retreats for both established and beginning writers in affiliated workshops across the U.S. Now they are also offered in Ireland, Mexico, Peru, and on the Isle of Iona. Amherst Writers & Artists Press publishes a national literary journal, Peregrine, and has released to date twenty-two books, with five forthcoming.

Contact

Pat Schneider
Director

Address

P.O. Box 1076
Amherst, Massachusetts 1004
413- 253-3307
413-253-7764

Links

www.amherstwriters.com

ArtsConnection is New York City’s largest and most comprehensive, not-for-profit, arts-in-education organization. For over twenty years, ArtsConnection has made a profound difference in the lives of the City’s children by providing exceptional programming in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts to metropolitan area public schools and, from 1992-2002, at ArtsConnection’s midtown Center. Connecting professional artists with children, teachers, and families, their goal is to make the arts an essential part of education. Their programs and services to the field have enriched the lives of over three million children who represent the breadth of cultural and economic diversity in the City’s five boroughs.

Contact

Steve Tennen
Executive Director
artsconnection@artsconnection.org

Address

520 Eighth Avenue
Suite 321
New York, New York 10018
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-302-7433
212-302-1132

Links

www.artsconnection.org

The Asia Society is America’s leading institution dedicated to fostering under-standing of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. A national nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, the Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region?the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Through art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications and assistance to the media, and materials and programs for students and teachers, the Asia Society presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asia to the American people.

Contact

Address

725 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-288-6400
212-517-8315

Links

www.asiasociety.org

Established in 1991, AAWW is dedicated to the creation, development, publication and dissemination of Asian American literature. The Workshop publishes The Asian Pacific American Journal, the literary magazine Ten and various anthologies on underrepresented Asian American experiences. AAWW sponsors readings, book parties and panel discussions, offers creative writing workshops, and presents The Annual Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding literary works by Americans of Asian descent. AAWW also offers youth arts programs and special initiatives for underserved teenagers and young adults. In a 6,000 square-foot loft space, AAWW operates the largest and most comprehensive bookstore of Asian American books and magazines in the country.

Contact

Quang Bao
Executive Director
desk@aaww.org

Address

16 W 32nd Street
Suite 10A
New York, New York 10001-3808
[New York State]
212-494-0061
212-228-7718

Links

www.aaww.org

The mission of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.

Contact

David Fenza
Executive Director
awp@gmu.edu

Address

George Mason University
Mailstop 1E3
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
703-993-4301

Links

www.awpwriter.org

Founded in 1975, the Association of Hispanic Arts, Inc. (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Latino arts, artists and art organizations as an integral part of the cultural life of the nation. They facilitate projects and programs designed to foster the appreciation, growth and well being of the Latino cultural community. AHA presents Encuentros. These events bring Latino artists and the public together for “encounters” built around themes that reflect the wealth and variety of Latino arts and culture – from film/video, visual arts and literature, to dance, music, theatre.

Contact

Rebeca Ramirez-Haskell
Chief Administrator
ahanews@latinoarts.org

Address

New York Foundation of the Arts
155 Avenue of the Americas
14th Floor
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-727-7227
212-727-0549

Links

www.latinoarts.org

Contact

Address

750 Kalb Street Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Contact

info@autonomedia.org

Address

PO Box 568
Williamsburgh Station
Brooklyn, New York 11211-0568
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-963-2603

Links

www.autonomedia.org

The Center for Arts and Culture helps to preserve and promote the artistic contributions of African world people. Offerings include the Youth Arts Academy (employing professional artists for after-school and Artist-in-Residence programs) and the annual Under One Sun and Phat Tuesday programs. The Corporation is also home to the Skylight Gallery and the Billie Holiday Theatre.

Contact

Peggy Alston
Director YAA
pallston@restorationplaza.org

Address

1368 Fulton St
Third Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216-2635
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-230-0693
718-636-0262

Links

www.restorationplaza.org/ae/caa

Contact

Tosh Berman
Executive Director
wordthur@stny.rr.com

Address

681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, California 90291
310-822-3006
310-827-7432

Links

www.beyondbaroque.org

Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Free readings.

Contact

Address

172 Allen Street
New York, New York 10002
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-777-6028

Links

www.bluestockings.com

Every Wednesday.

Contact

Address

39 Main Street
Chester, New York 10918
[Adirondaks ][Warren County]
845-469-4595

Links

www.bodles.com

Boricua is a non-residential, non-profit private liberal arts college offering associate and bachelor’s degrees to its 1,000-plus students. The first U.S. college to offer bi-lingual education in Spanish and English, it was fully accredited in 1980. It is a member of the White House Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), participates in the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and has a faculty representative for the Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Contact

Myrna Nieves
Director
mnieves@boricuacollege.edu

Address

186 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-599-3187
718-782-2050

Bowery Poetry Club is dedicated to the proposition that poetry finds its own book. In other words, it wasn’t until the 1960s that historians remembered that Homer didn’t write The Iliad and The Odyssey?in fact, he didn’t write at all, being pre-alphabet? The Bowery Poetry Club looks forward to the Onslaught of the New Homers. And yes, they can be in the oral tradition, or the cyber tradition, the cowboy or ASL traditions. This is where poetry has a home. Drop the Bowery Poetry Club a line. Don’t forget the line break. Drop in for a drop of coffee. Stay for the poetry.

Contact

Bob Holman
Founder

Address

308 Bowery
New York, New York 10001
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-614-0505

Links

www.bowerypoetry.com

The Contemporary Arts Center has a reputation for provoking thought and introducing new ideas. The CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media.

Contact

Address

127 Pioneer Plaza
2nd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901
915-532-6707

Links

www.contemporaryartscenter.org

Through the press and other activities?Word Thursdays and the Catskill Reading series which have featured more than 700 poets, writers, and storytellers; Speaking the Words, an annual literary tour and festival; Share the Words, a workshop, reading, and performance program for regional high school students; Radio by Writers, their regional radio series; and their Literary Workshops for Kids and Adults?Bright Hill is dedicated to encouraging and furthering the tradition of spoken and written poetry and other writing in the Catskills and to publishing the work of early and contemporary writers.

Contact

Bertha Rogers
Executive Director
wordthur@stny.rr.com

Address

P.O. Box 193
Treadwell, New York 13846-0193
[New York State]
607-746-7306
607-746-7274
Bright Hill Center 94 Church Street Treadwell, New York 13846

Links

www.nyslittree.org

Founded in 1967 as a function of the Department of English, the Forum is recognized as one of the outstanding series of readings in this country. In addition to is program of readings, the Forum sponsors residencies, workshops, symposia, and festivals?all dedicated to the art of writing. The Forum Videotape Library currently numbers over 200 interviews, readings, and discussions of craft with major contemporaries. The collection has received national recognition as an educational and scholarly archive, and is believed to be the finest such record of contemporary American poetry in existence.

Contact

Dr. Stan Rubin
Director
srubin@brockport.edu

Address

350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, New York 14420-2914
[New York State]
716-395-5713
716-395-2391

Links

www.acs.brockport.edu/~wforum

The Bronx Writers’ Center is devoted to the artistic and professional development of Bronx writers, and to expanding the audience for literature and literary events in the Bronx and beyond. The Center serves as a quiet space for writers from all genres to work, do research, attend workshops and readings, and stay connected to the literary community while honing their craft. The Center encourages all established and emerging writers to join them in creating new programs that serve the community-at-large, which in turn can help their professional development and increase their public profile.

Contact

Ed Friedman
Deputy Director
wtrsctr@bronxarts.org

Address

2521 Glebe Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461
[New York State]
718-409-1265
718-409-1351

Links

www.bronxarts.org

As an independent system, separate from the New York City and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough’s 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 850 free Internet-accessible computers. Brooklyn Public Library hosts a variety of free programs, events and classes throughout the year. Check our online calendar to see what’s happening this month at Central Library, the Business Library and your local library.

Contact

Ginnie Cooper
Executive Director

Address

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-230-2168
718-399-7706

Links

www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in the Village of Hunter. The organization’s mission is focused on arts, education and sustainable living. The Center’s bookstore hosts literary programs including poetry readings, author book signings and boasts one of the largest offerings of books related to the Catskill area and mountain regions around the world.

Contact

Pamela Weisberg
Director of Programs
cmf@catskillmtn.org

Address

Rte. 23A
P.O. Box 924
Hunter, New York 12442-0954
[Catskills ][Greene]
518-263-4908
518-263-4459

Links

www.catskillmtn.org

Cave Canem is committed to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry. Beginning as an all-volunteer effort in 1996, Cave Canem has moved swiftly to become a non-profit organization with a fulltime director and an active Board , funded through individual donations and foundation and government grants . Our program has expanded from a summer retreat to include regional workshops, a first book prize, annual anthologies, and readings and events in major cities around the United States. We are a national community of emerging and established poets, a family of black writers who create, publish, perform, teach, and study poetry, and support each others’ work.

Contact

Carolyn Micklem
Director
cavecanempoets@aol.com

Address

New York Office
39 Jane Street
Apt. G8
New York, New York 10014
[New York City][Manhattan]

Links

www.cavecanempoets.org

The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to preserving the traditional crafts of book-making, as well as exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. Its work is channeled through five program areas: exhibitions related to the arts of the book; lectures on topics of interest to book artists and craftspeople; a modest publication schedule; services to artists, both established and emerging and?much the most prominent currently?an extensive offering of classes.

Contact

Rory Golden
Executive Director
rgolden@centerforbookarts.org

Address

28 West 27th Street
3rd Flr.
New York, New York 10001
[New York State]
212-481-0295
212-481-9853

Links

www.centerforbookarts.org

Contact

John O#SQUOTE#Brien
Founder

Address

Dalkey Archive Press
ISU Campus 8905
Normal, Illinois 61790-8905
309-438-7555
309-438-7422

Links

www.centerforbookculture.org

The Center for Literary Arts (CLA) provides readings, lectures and seminars that allow the San Jose community to interact with writers of contemporary literature who have demonstrated exceptional voice and vision. Its mission is to spread the influence of and interest in literature throughout the South Bay area and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding in the region’s ethnically diverse population through the appreciation of works of literature. For seventeen years the CLA’s Major Authors Series has been the most significant literary series in the region, presenting to the community five winners of the Nobel Prize, thirteen winners of the National Book Award and twenty-seven winners of the Pulitzer Prize.

Contact

Mitch Berman
Director

Address

San Jos? State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192-0223
408-924-4489
408-924-4580
Event Line: 408-924-4600

Links

www.litart.org

The Center for Writers is the creative writing program at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, 90 miles north of New Orleans. There are maybe three dozen students working toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in fiction and poetry with Frederick Barthelme, Mary Robison, Angela Ball, Steven Barthelme, David Berry, Kim Herzinger, and visitors such as Rick Moody, Amy Hempel, Lucie Brock-Broido, Dana Gioia, Padgett Powell, Michael Waters, Mary Gaitskill, Julia Slavin, C. Michael Curtis, and others.

Contact

Address

University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5144 USM
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
601-266-4321

Links

usmenglish.com/center/

Contact

Address

306 Hudson Avenue
Albany, New York 12210-1804
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]

The Charlottesville Writing Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 and dedicated to bringing instruction, connection, and encouragement to writers in the Charlottesville area. Charlottesville Writing Center offers a wide variety of evening and weekend creative writing workshops for adults. Students receive intensive instruction and personal feedback from highly qualified teachers who are also published writers.

Contact

Mary Miller
Director
cwc@cvillewrites.org

Address

405 3rd Street NE
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
434-293-3702

Links

www.cvillewrites.org

The Writers’ Center at Chautauqua is a place where beginning, burgeoning and professional writers and poets can meet and work together. The Center helps beginners of all ages get started, and published writers improve their skills, aid in the deepening of the artistic vision and in the marketing of work. The Center offers an intelligent and interested audience to both participants and workshop leaders on which to test work in progress. Highly accredited and respected writers and poets lead the workshops. Free weekly poetry readings, and evening and lunch-time lectures are also sponsored.

Contact

Coordinator
mscbelle@aol.com

Contact 2

Carol Hicks
Coordinator
carol251@juno.com

Address

Box 48
Chautauqua, New York 14722
[New York State]

Links

www.chautauqua-inst.org
www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/2516/index.html

Monday Night Poetry Open Mic. Free. Feature and open Mic (arrive early for sign-up) 7-10pm. Hosted by Lateef Dameer

Contact

aquariusmassive@hotmail.com

Address

49 Main Street
Tarrytown, New York 10591-7600
[Hudson Valley ][Westchester]
914-332-9111

City Lore was founded in 1986 to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City’s cultural heritage. Increasingly our many New York efforts embrace national audiences as well. City Lore and Poets House sponsor this biennial poetry festival in downtown Manhattan that shines a spotlight on this nation’s and the world’s literary and folk poetry traditions, paying special attention to the spoken word, to poetry’s oral roots. People’s Poetry Gathering Year ‘Round sponsors other exciting virtual and live events. Visit the website for information, or to join interactive and community-building events.

Contact

Steve Zeitlin
Executive Director
citylore@citylore.org

Address

72 East First St.
#1
New York, New York 10003-9322
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-529-1955
212-529-5062

Links

www.citylore.org

As the only independent, non-profit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City, City Parks works in more than 500 parks citywide, presenting free arts, sports and education programs and work with citizens to support their local parks. The programs and community-building initiatives reach more than 600,000 New Yorkers each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. All summer long City Parks presents numerous free instructional programs, concerts and other special events. And during the fall and winter months City Parks is active with a range of education programs in schools and community gardens.

Contact

Alexa Birdsong
Director, Arts & Cultural Programs
info@cityparksfoundation.org
arts@cityparksfoundation.org

Address

830 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-360-1399
Arts Hotline: 212-360-8290 SummerStage Hotline: 212-360-CPSS www.nycgovparks.org

Links

www.cityparksfoundation.org
www.summerstage.org

Open Mic hosted by Mojavi. Every 2nd Thursday.

Contact

musa@blackstarline.com

Address

244 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]

Monday evenings at 7pm. Wide-open Mic. Hosted by Phillip Levine. $3.

Contact

pprod@mindspring.com

Address

22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, New York 12498-1218
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-679-5342

ComposersCollaborative, Inc. promotes new music as an integral part of our lives and culture. CC fosters collaboration among composers and artists of diverse disciplines, produces programs in innovative performance settings, and expands the dialogue between performers, composers, and their audience.

Contact

Celia Cooke
Managing Director
ccooke@composerscollab.org

Address

210 Riverside Dr
Apt 11G
New York, New York 10025-6883
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-663-1967

Links

www.composerscollab.org

In the performance space downstairs the tradition of theater, performance, music and poetry is alive and well. As Mayor Edward Koch said in a proclamation celebrating the caf?’s 10th anniversary in 1987, it has become “a culinary as well as a cultural landmark.” It has offered a performance home to the Songwriters Exchange, Pink Pony West Reading Series, the Writers Room, the Writers Studio, the Greek-American Writers Association, the Italian-American Writers Association, the New Works Project/Theatre, and many others.

Contact

Angelo Verga
Readings Director
bronxpoet@earthlink.net

Address

29 Cornelia Street
New York, New York 10014
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-989-9319

Links

www.corneliastreetcafe.com

The Mission of Crandall Public Library is to provide resources, services and programs necessary to meet the informational, educational, cultural and entertainment needs of the public to enhance individual and community life. Crandall Public Library intends to provide the community with free access to the world of ideas, information in varied formats and the creative experience in an open and nonjudgmental environment.

Contact

Christine McDonald
Director
mcdonald@crandalllibrary.org

Address

251 Glen Street
Glens Falls, New York 12801-3593
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Schenectady]
518-792-6508
518-792-5251

Links

www.crandalllibrary.org

Every Monday. Open Poetry Night with a featured reader every 1st & 3rd Monday.

Contact

Lee Brown
Proprietor
jfreeman@cubbyholecoffeehouse.com

Contact 2

Jay Freeman
Poetry Coordinator

Address

44 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603-2320
[Hudson Valley ][Dutchess]
845-483-7584

Links

cubbyholecoffeehouse.com

Contact

Address

139 E. 33rd Street
9M
New York, New York 10016-5324
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-684-2356

A not-for-profit organization, founded by Neil Grayson and Victoria N. Alexander in 1996 — in the early evening of the postmodern day. Dactyl?s programs are designed to develop an aesthetic that is informed by science, history and philosophy and that takes into consideration both the intellectual and intuitive responses to art.

Contact

email@dactyl.org

Address

64 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-219-2344

Links

www.dactyl.org

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is an arts council founded in 1976. It’s mission is to provide leadership and build collaborations that advance the arts in Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware Valley; to encourage and support cultural programs relevant to all citizens; and to provide services to individual artists, arts organizations and the area’s arts industry. Programs and services are available to everyone.

Contact

Address

Delaware Arts Center
37 Main Street
Narrowburg
[Hudson Valley ][Dutchess]
845-252-7576
Mailing address: P.O. Box 170 Narrowsburg, New York 12764

Links

www.ArtsAllianceSite.org

Dia plays a vital role among visual arts organizations nationally and internationally by initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects, and by serving as a locus for interdisciplinary art and criticism. Since the fall of 1987, over one hundred poets have read in Dia’s Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Chelsea All events have been videotaped, resulting in an extensive archive of poets reading from wide spans in their careers. Thanks to a generous grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, selected audio tapes from historic readings are available, starting with the 1987 season. Readings are at 4:00 pm and admission is $6, $3 for students, seniors and members.

Contact

Brighde Mullins
Director of Poetry Series
info@diaart.org

Address

535 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-989-5566
212-989-4055

Links

www.diacenter.org

Dixon Place, a home for performing and literary artists, is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works at all stages of development. An artistic laboratory with an audience, Dixon Place serves as a safety net, enabling artists to make challenging and questioning work that pushes the limits of artistic expression. With a warm, nurturing atmosphere, Dixon Place encourages and inspires artists of all stripes and persuasions, placing special emphasis on the needs of women, people of color, seniors, youth, and GLBT artists. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity, as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation.

Contact

Ellie Covan
Executive Director
contact@dixonplace.org

Address

258 Bowery
2nd Floor
New York, New York 10012
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-532-1546
212-532-1094

Links

www.dixonplace.org

Founded in 1979, Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) is a nationally recognized arts organization dedicated to bridging generational divides and generating a sense of community through the arts. A staff of professional artists works with young and old in underserved communities to transform their life stories into dramatic, literary, and visual presentations that explore social issues, shed light on neighborhood history, and draw from their imaginations answers to community issues and conflicts.

Contact

Ms Susan Perlstein
Executive Director
esta@creativeaging.org

Address

138 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217-1604
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-398-3870

The not-for-profit Eldridge Street Project is restoring the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue as the focal point of a Jewish heritage center for the 21st century. The literary series is named for the famed Lower East Side eatery that was a hotbed of literary and political discourse, attracting such patrons as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Abraham Cahan. Garden Cafeteria readings, lectures and discussion feature writers whose work touches on themes that are particularly relevant at Eldridge Street: stories of immigration, spiritual journeys, the tension between cultural legacies and modern life, the continuity of family and of faith.

Contact

Amy Waterman
Executive Director
contact@eldridgestreet.org

Address

12 Eldridge Street
New York, New York 10002-6204
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-219-0903
212-966-4782

Links

www.eldridgestreet.org

The EPC serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo and on the Web at large. EPC’s aim is simple: to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.

Contact

Loss Pequeno Glazier
Director

Address

Poetics Program/Department of Media Study
SUNY Buffalo
231 Center for the Arts
Buffalo, New York 14260-6020
[Niagara Frontier ][Erie]

Links

www.epc.buffalo.edu

Exoterica is a not-for-profit, Bronx-based literary organization located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Exoterica means accessible to the public, and it is Exoterica’s belief that if poetry is presented in a certain way people would not only come but would experience a gift which Stanley Kunitz called ?life-sustaining, life-enhancing and absolutely unpredictable.? Since 1991 Exoterica has been bringing great poets to the Bronx.

Contact

Rick Pernod
Director
exoterica@aol.com

Address

4414 Cayuga Avenue
Bronx, New York 10471
[New York City][Bronx]
718-549-5192

Links

www.exoterica.org

Contact

Rebecca Wolff
Publisher

Address

14 Fifth Avenue
1A
New York, New York 10011
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-254-3660

Links

www.fencemag.com

Contact

fiction@fictioninc.com

Links

www.fictioninc.com

Held on the first Friday of the month from until December 2006 and features some of today’s most enigmatic, poignant and precise authors who consider performance as important as their craft. Seen on TV, Broadway, and often on the finals stage of the National Poetry Slam Competition, these masters of stage and page will visit for one night a month along the banks of the Delaware River in upstate NY.

Also spotlights local Catskill writers. The evening in it’s entirety is free and open to the public and also offers a short open mic whose sign-up begins at 7:00pm. Young adult readers, writers, and listeners are especially encouraged to attend.

Contact

lmoran@rcls.org

Address

Laura Moran Western Sullivan Public Library
198 Bridge St.
Narrowsburg, New York 12764
[Catskills ][Sullivan]
845-252-3360

Florida Center for the Book was established in 1984 as the first affiliate of The Center of the Book in the Library of Congress. Florida Center for the Book celebrates the literary heritage of Florida, brings readers together and promotes books, reading, and libraries. It acts as a catalyst and network for individuals and organizations interested in the book. Florida Center for the Book encourages development and expansion of the community of the book throughout Florida.

Contact

Jean Trebbi
Executive Director
jtrebbi@browardlibrary.org

Address

100 St. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 333301
954-357-7404
954-357-6122

Links

www.floridacenterforthebook.org

The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Its history is intrinsically linked to that of its founders, Henry Clay Folger and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger, who established the Library in 1932 as a gift to the American people.

A magnet for scholars from around the globe, the Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines?history and politics, theology and exploration, law and the arts. Included in the collections are over 310,000 books and manuscripts; 250,000 playbills; 27,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, and prints; and musical instruments, costumes, and films.

In addition to its scholarly mission, the Folger serves as a museum devoted to Shakespeare’s life and times. Visitors may view changing exhibitions, which feature items from the collections, or take a guided tour of the building. The striking architecture has earned the Folger a listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Rooms are also available for entertaining at the Folger .

A lively center for literary and performing arts, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs, from poetry readings and theatrical productions to early-music concerts and family activities. The Folger is also a renowned center for the revitalization of humanities education through pre-college programs for students and teachers. In the area of advanced scholarship, The Folger Institute provides seminars and colloquia on a wide range of early modern topics.

Contact

Dr. Gail Kern Paster
Director
webmaster@folger.edu

Address

201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-1094
202-544-4600
202-544-4623

Links

www.folger.edu

With over a dozen writing workshops for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, FDCAC enrolls hundreds of adult students a year. FDCAC presents 14 staged readings of stage plays each year. The Center also produces the annual Black Roots Festival of Poetry, Prose, Drama and Music, an unique forum for the leading writers of the African diaspora to read or perform their work, that has been an institution at The Center since 1972. The Center also has an afterschool youth component providing homework help, creative writing, and computer skills to students ages 9 to 13.

Contact

FDCAC@aol.com

Address

270 W 96th Street
New York, New York 10025-6205
[New York State]
718-383-6728
212-864-3474

Links

www.fdcac.org

Blessed by a culturally literate audience of over 4000 resident area artists, Galapagos is housed in an old mayonnaise factory. The installed ambience has been designed to overlay subtle and immersive sensual elements within the template of an old Brooklyn factory. These elements are designed to facilitate its more modern use as a social focal point and gathering spot for the neighborhood of artists that resides here.

Contact

Address

70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-384-4586

Links

www.galapagosartspace.com

The Geneseo Migrant Center is an organization which provides opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families to achieve their full potential. The Center is committed to equity for migrant farmworkers and their families by valuing diversity and understanding the value of their work, and through advocacy on their behalf. The Migrant Literature Project poets and fiction writers present readings of their own work and/or the work of other writers as well as conducting writing workshops for migrant workers.

Contact

Sylvia Kelly
Camps Coordinator
gmigrant@frontiernet.net

Address

27 Lackawanna Ave
Mt Morris, New York 14510-1096
[Finger Lakes ][Livingston]
716-658-7960
716-658-7969

Links

www.migrant.net

Georgia Writers Association is a nonprofit organization that works across the state to encourage and strengthen the proficiencies of writers in both the creative and the business aspects of the writing life. GWA does this through an array of speakers and programs at regular meetings and through workshops, conferences, seminars, retreats, contests and other events; by the formation of Pods, (satellite groups) and other forms of support groups; and by the bi-monthly publication of Georgia Writers News/Mag.

Contact

Geri Taran
Executive Director
director@georgiawriters.org

Address

1266 West Paces Ferry Road
Suite 217
Atlanta, Georgia 30327-2306
678-407-0703
678-407-9917

Links

www.georgiawriters.org

Contact

Address

Jewish Community Center of Greater Philadelphia
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
215-545-4400

Links

www.phillyjcc.com

Contact

Address

75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14607
[Finger Lakes ][Monroe]
585-232-4382

Links

www.gevatheatre.org

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization for Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous peoples. Located in the heart of San Antonio’s west side, the Guadalupe is currently the largest community-based, multidisciplinary organization in the United States. Through its public and educational programming, the Guadalupe presents and produces a season of events, exhibitions and festivals. The Guadalupe strives to preserve, develop, present, and promote the art and culture of the Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous peoples.? The scope of the Guadalupe’s programming is multi-disciplinary and varied within each of the following arts disciplines: dance, media arts, Xicano music, literature, theater arts, and visual arts.

Contact

Maria Elena Torralva Alonso
Executive Director
info@guadalupeculturalarts.org

Address

1300 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, Texas

Links

www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

Contact

wordsmiths@halyconline.com

Address

227 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-260-9299

Links

www.halcyonline.com

Practically from its inception in the mid-1970s, when such writers as Kathy Acker visited Essex Street early in their careers, and continuing unabated through at least the early 1990s, Hallwalls was renowned for its innovative fiction programming, complementing the wealth of readings in poetry and other genres presented by just buffalo literary center, the UB Poetics Program, and many other community literary presenters. Hallwalls is pleased to partner with the UB English Department in hosting a new series, with writers selected by UB Professor Christina Milletti, which will continue the Hallwalls tradition of showcasing innovative prose and experimental narrative. The series title is a phrase from Alain Robbe-Grillet’s influential essay “A Future for the Novel.”

Contact

Ed Cardoni
Executive Director

Address

2495 Main Street
Suite 425
Buffalo, New York 14214
[Niagara Frontier ][Erie]
716-835-7362
716-835-7364

Links

www.hallwalls.org

Contact

Address

Happy Ending
302 Broome Street
New York, New York 10002
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-334-9676

The Workshop, which meets in the afternoon after lunch has been served in the Soup Kitchen, teaches guests the craft of writing and helps them to explore new and different ways to express themselves. Provided with pens, paper, a table to write on and supportive and professional instructors, participants of the Workshop are given the opportunity to tell their stories — to tell of the pain and humor that makes their lives unique. Of the works created in this unique Workshop, Ian Frazier says, “They show the wit, resilience, and courage that bring the creative intelligence back on top when adversity knocks it down.”

Contact

Ian Frazier
Founder
hask@holyapostlesnyc.org

Address

Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10001-5703
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-924-0167

Links

www.holyapostlesnyc.org

45,000 new, used and rare books in a classic library setting with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Special events, live music, readings and a caf? make the UBC a great place to meet friends, relax and shop the best used book selection in New York City. 100% of the profits go to Housing Works, a non-profit organization that provides housing, health care, job training, advocacy and many other services for homeless New Yorkers living with AIDS.

Contact

Joel Tippie
Manager
bookstore@housingworks.org

Address

126 Crosby Street
New York, New York 10012
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-334-3324

Links

www.housingworks.org

Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center is not just another arts organization, for its home is a Victorian building that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource. It was originally a public library built in 1872 by Civil War General Joseph Howland and designed by the noted architect Richard Morris Hunt. As a long-standing and much-cherished community landmark, The Howland Cultural Center, with its diverse and always expanding roster of programs, is optimally positioned to promote the arts, encouraging people of all ages to enliven their lives with the power of creativity.

Contact

Address

477 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508
[Hudson Valley ][Dutchess]
845-831-4988
845 831-3606

Links

www.howlandculturalcenter.org

HVSA mission: to bring to the public eye the storytelling festivals, storytelling series and other storytelling organizations in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Currently 5 storytelling festivals, 3 storytelling series and 5 storytelling organizations are listed on the web site.

Contact

kate@katedudding.com

Links

timesunion.com/communities/storycircle/

The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1988 with a mission to promote the appreciation of literary excellence and to stimulate and nurture the creation of literary works in all sectors of the population. It offers classes for professional and amateur writers, presents public readings by well-known and emerging prose writers and poets, does outreach work in several community sites, and publishes at least one book of poetry each year under the name Slapering Hol Press.

Contact

Dare Thompson
Executive Director
info@writerscenter.org

Address

300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591-1414
[New York State]
914-332-5953
914-332-4825

Links

www.writerscenter.org

IAWA aims to promote Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of Italian American writing.

Contact

Iawanewsletter@aol.com

Address

P.O. Box 2011
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-625-3499

Links

www.iawa.net

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo is just that?a COMMUNITY Center. Membership is open to all members of our community without regard to race, age, gender, religious preference, marital or economic status. We offer activities and programs for individuals and families of all ages. Jewish Community Book Fair is a focal point of the Buffalo Jewish community’s cultural life. For more than 35 years, the intention of Book Fair has been to present the finest Jewish literature and culture as well as to introduce more Jewish books into Jewish home libraries.

Contact

Sandra Saada
Assistant Director
info@jccbuffalo.org

Address

2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, New York 14068-1290
[Niagara Frontier ][Erie]
716-688-4033
716-688-3572

Links

www.jccbuffalo.org

The Jewish Heritage Writing Project collaborates with the Center for Jewish History to produce the series of ?Writers at the Center? literary galas. Mr. Adelson, the Project’s Director, was the producer of the successful “Tribute to Bruno Schulz” in November 2003, which was featured on page one of the New York Times Arts section.

Contact

Alan Adelson
Executive Director
jhpffh@jps.net

Address

150 Franklin Street
Suite 1W
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-925-9067
212-343-2553

justbuffalo.org

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts (www.justbuffalo.org).  Established in 1975, and celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015-2016, Just Buffalo is one of New York’s most important and active cultural organizations – serving the region with author readings and conversations, literary events, writing workshops, interdisciplinary performances, a comprehensive website, and publications.  Its signature international author series BABEL has been recognized as“…the most exciting literary series Buffalo has ever seen;” and its newest program, the Just Buffalo Writing Center, offers after-school writing workshops, mentoring, and a year-round writer in residence to teens in downtown Buffalo.  Just Buffalo is an organization that believes in the love of reading, the art of writing, and the power of the literary arts to change individual lives and communities, putting this into practice through award-winning programs that provide direct benefit to more than 125,000 individuals and 1,000 students each year.  It has been named a Primary Institution by the New York State Council on the Arts, which deemed it critical to the cultural life of New York State.

Contact

Laurie Dean Torrell
Executive Director
ldeant@justbuffalo.org
716-861-9985

Address

617 Main Street
Suite 202A
Buffalo, New York 14203
[New York State]
716-832-5400
716-270-0184

Links

www.justbuffalo.org

Tuesdays at 9:30 pm, The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery @ Bleecker: 212-614-0505; $6 admission. Poets read poetry and sing karaoke. An idea whose time has come.

Contact

Co-Host/Curator

Contact 2

Regie Cabico
Co-Host/Curator

Links

www.unpleasanteventschedule.com

Kearny Street Workshop is the oldest multidisciplinary Asian Pacific American (APA) arts organization in the United States. We continue our original mission as a voice and vision for Asian Pacific American artists by offering a platform for new forms, new ideas, new ways to collaborate. The mission of Kearny Street Workshop is to produce and present art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific American communities.

Contact

Truong Tran
Executive Director
info@kearnystreet.org

Address

934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, California 94103
415-503-0520
415-503-0547

Links

www.kearnystreet.org

The purpose of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild is to facilitate a broad, inclusive, and egalitarian community among area writers; to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers; to help members improve and market their writing skills; and to promote writing and creativity in the wider community through education, publication,and sponsorship of writing-related public events.

Contact

Julie Auer
Board President
esulliv2@utk.edu

Address

Knoxville Writers’ Guild
P.O. Box 10326
Knoxville, Tennessee 37939

Links

www.knoxvillewritersguild.org

La MaMa Experimental Theatre is a world-renowned cultural organization led by founder Ellen Stewart. For 41 years La MaMa has passionately pursued its original mission to develop, nurture, support, produce and present new and original performance work by artists of all nations and cultures. LaMaMa believes that in order to flourish, art needs the company of colleagues, the spirit of collaboration, the comfort of continuation, a public forum in which to be evaluated and fiscal support. Hosts the Poetry Electric series and EXPERIMENTS, concert readings of experimental plays at La MaMa La Galleria.

Contact

Beverly Petty
Associate Director
Lamama@lamama.org

Address

74A E 4th Street
New York, New York 10003-8992
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-254-6468
212-254-7597

Links

www.lamama.org

The Lane Literary Guild has supported the literary arts since 1984. The Guild: sponsors the Windfall Reading Series and other local literary events; offers workshops/critique groups to members; publishes the Writer’s Access newsletter, which features articles on upcoming Windfall Series readers, a calendar of local literary events, member news, and notices of regional workshops and contests.

Contact

Cecelia Hagan
Series Coordinator

Contact 2

Tim Whitsel
Series Coordinator

Address

P.O. Box 11035
Eugene, Oregon 97440
541-485-2278
541-485-2478

Links

www.laneliteraryguild.org

Community input makes Langston Hughes unique among public libraries. The Library Action Committee’s Volunteer Board of Directors functions in an advisory capacity?this ongoing interaction means that all Corona-East Elmhurst residents have a voice in their library. Since its opening, the Committee and staff have ensured that the collections, programs and services reflect the needs and wishes of the community. Langston Hughes is the home of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, serving general readers, historians, scholars and researchers, students and educators with a comprehensive reference and circulating collection, totaling approximately 30,000 volumes of material written about and related to Black culture. The Black Heritage Reference Center also offers a cultural arts program, which includes literature/poetry readings and a monthly Open Mic Night.

Contact

Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako)
Executive Director

Address

100-01 Northern Boulevard
Corona, New York 11368-1368
[New York City][Queens]
718-651-1100
718-651-6258

Links

www.queenslibrary.org/branches/index.asp

Contact

Address

Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10451
[New York City][Bronx]
718-518-4195

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of LGBT organizations, institutions and culture; cares for LGBT individuals and groups in need; educates the public and the LGBT community; and empowers LGBT individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential. In Our Own Write is the Center’s reading series for emerging LGBT writers. Held monthly, the program features poets, fiction writers and, more recently, playwrights, all of whom are in the early stages of their careers. Many have published first novels or collections; others are seeking publication. Founded in 1988, the program initially served as a vehicle for emerging writers who had limited access to mainstream audiences. The program emphasizes community writers who are often overlooked, particularly people of color and women.

Contact

Ector Simpson
Director of Cultural Programs
info@gaycenter.org

Address

208 West 13th Street
New York, New York 10011
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-620-7310
212-924-2657

Links

www.gaycenter.org

Established with a $45,000 NEA Education and Access grant, Litline hosts or provide links to the home pages of over 200 literary presses and magazines and non-profit literary organizations. Designed to expand the audience for serious literature in America, Litline is provided as a free service to the field.

Contact

Address

Illinois State University
Campus Box 4241
Normal, Illinois 61790-4241

Links

www.litline.org

Literary Arts is a statewide, nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting the importance of language as a means to express, explore and experience the world in which we live.

Contact

Carrie Hoops
Executive Director
la@literary-arts.org

Address

219 NW 12th
Suite 201
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-227-2583
503-241-1167

Links

www.literary-arts.org

The Log Cabin Literary Center is situated between the Boise River and the Boise Public Library on Capitol Boulevard, Idaho’s busiest street, on a site that was originally part of Julia Davis Park An outgrowth of Snake River Writers and the Literary Arts Committee of the Boise City Arts Commission, the group began in 1992 by inviting prominent writers to read and by working to increase the profile of Idaho writers. In 1994 members conceived turning the then vacant rustic cabin adjacent to the Boise Public Library into a literary center. Incorporated in 1996, the organization leases the log cabin from the City of Boise.

Contact

Paul Shaffer
Founding Director

Address

801 S. Capitol Boulevard
P.O. Box 9447
Boise, Idaho 83707
208-331-8000

Links

www.logcablit.org

Founded in 1973, the Long Island Poetry Collective promotes and supports poetry throughout the region. Toward this end, the collective publishes annual editions of the internationally known literary journal Xanadu, and Poet Times, its newsletter chock-full of poetry as well as other literary opportunities for poets. Long Island Poetry Collective also hosts an on-air poetry program out of Stony Brook University’s college radio station. In addition, the organization also offers weekly Peer Workshops on Thursdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. at Huntington Public Library.

Contact

Beverly Smith
Chairperson

Links

www.northportarts.org/lipc.html

For several years, the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University has hosted a series of readings and performances by noted poets and writers. The series, entitled “Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition,” presents authors from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Their artistic vision is to bring authors who are not only talented writers but also spirited performers. We have featured prominent poets and writers such as Ntozake Shange, Martin Espada, Miguel Algarin, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ishmael Reed, and Gloria Naylor as well as emerging talents including Edwidge Danticat, Tracie Morris, Junot Diaz, and Sapphire. All readings are free and open to the public.

Contact

Louis Parascandola
English Department

Address

University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-488-1050
718-246-6302

Links

www.liu.edu

Founded in 1975, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to promote the value of literature and the art of writing by building a community of publishers, writers, and readers of all ages within Maine.

Contact

Sarah Cecil
Executive Director
info@mainewriters.org

Address

1326 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 4530
207-386-1400
207-386-1401

Links

www.mainewriters.org

Makor is a place where New Yorkers of all backgrounds can feel comfortable expressing themselves, and where they can find meaning and inspiration. Makor is a place where one can rediscover Jewish life without losing one’s identity, where one can hone one’s talents while appreciating those of others, where one can cultivate the avant-garde while finding out about one’s roots. Makor reaches out to New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s with opportunities to connect and learn through imaginative programming in the arts and entertainment, education and service to others.

Contact

Jane L. Slotin
Director

Address

92nd Street YM-YWHA
35 West 67th Street
New York, New York 10128-1647
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-601-1000

Links

www.makor.org

For more than three decades, Manhattan Theatre Club has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by both established and emerging American and international playwrights. New York and world premieres created under MTC’s auspices travel across America and the world. MTC’s plays and musicals challenge, inspire, entertain and provoke audiences. At MTC, theatre reflects on our lives, our society and our ideas. Manhattan Theatre Club encourages significant new work by creating an environment in which writers and theatre artists are supported by the finest professionals producing for the theatre today.

Contact

questions@mtc-nyc.org

Address

311 W. 43rd Street
8th Floor
New York, New York 10036-6446
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-399-3000

Links

www.mtc-nyc.org

An independent house since 1974, McPherson & Company publishes literary fiction (contemporary American and British fiction; translated Italian, French, and Spanish fiction), books in the arts and general culture, and a rediscovery series, Recovered Classics.

Contact

info@McPhersonco.com

Address

P.O. Box 1126
Kingston, New York 12402
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-331-5807

Links

www.McPhersonco.com

Contact

Links

www.mcsweeneys.net

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble is a Company of professional theatre artists dedicated to offering creative alternatives to conventional theatre by creating and presenting works that experiment with language, music, movement, form, and ideas, and meld the strengths of theatrical tradition with innovation. The works are chosen to delight the mind, honor creativity, confound empty convention, encourage active compassion, and present the many facets of the American experience within a global community. Medicine Show is committed to the belief in theatre as an art form that inspires, challenges, questions?and entertains. This commitment is reflected in Medicine Show’s choice of repertory and the multi-ethnic composition of the Ensemble.

Contact

Barbara Vann
Artistic Director
medicineshowtheater@juno.com

Address

549 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-262-4216

Links

www.medicineshowtheatre.org

The Mid Island Y Jewish Community Center, as a center of Jewish life, shall be an instrument for Jewish identity, personal growth, family strength and community cohesion as well as promote harmony with the community at large. As an instrument of Jewish identity, the Mid Island Y Jewish Community Center must provide activities which heighten Jewish awareness, establish links to the state of Israel, foster tradition, heritage, culture and maintain a facility in which all Jews, regardless of individual persuasion, can associate.

Contact

Beverly Gilbert
Supervisor
bgilbert@miyjcc.org

Address

45 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, New York 11803-1396
[Long Island ][Nassau]
516-822-3535
516-822-3288

Links

www.miyjcc.org

The Mid-York Library System is a nonprofit cooperative library system serving 43 public libraries in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties. The System, one of 23 public library systems in New York State, was chartered in 1960 by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Contact

Mary Lou Caskey
Director

Address

1600 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, New York 13502
[Central Leatherstocking ][Oneida]
315-735-8328

Links

www.midyork.org

Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) is a public library system serving 14 member libraries in the four counties of Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie, New York. MVLS hosts many literary programs including: Books ala Carte, book discussions facilitated by published authors held Spring through Fall at MVLS member libraries; and Monday Noon Programs, literary programs and table talks at the Schenectady County Public Library. The 2005 Books ? la Carte Book Discussion Series schedule can be found at http://www.mvls.info/nysca/bd/index.htm.

Contact

Lois Gordon
Outreach Coordinator
lgordon@mvls.info

Address

858 Duanesburg Road
Schenectady, New York 12306-1095
[Central Leatherstocking ][Schoharie]
518-355-2010
518-355-0674

Links

www.mvls.info/books

Founded in 1994, Kaya Press is a not-for-profit independent publisher of Asian, Pacific Islander, and API diasporic fiction, poetry, critical essays, art, and culture. Kaya is dedicated to the publication of new and innovative literature and the recovery of important and overlooked work from Asia, the Pacific, and the API diaspora. Kaya is committed to publishing works of excellent literary merit that feature unique voices; new and alternative perspectives; accomplished experimental writing; and beautiful, thoughtful book design. In so doing, Kaya aims to expand the vision of what Asian American literature is and how it is received; they also aim to make available fine work from Asia, the Pacific, and the API diaspora outside of the United States, including writing in translation.

Contact

Juliana Koo
Sunyoung Lee, Editors
kaya@kaya.com

Address

116 Pinehurst Avenue
#E51
New York, New York 10033
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-740-3519

Links

www.kaya.com

The Museum of the City of New York is a private, not-for-profit educational corporation founded in 1923 for the purpose of presenting the history of New York City and its people as a significant learning resource. The Museum advances its mission through exhibitions, educational activities, and publications and by acquiring, preserving, and documenting original cultural materials which reflect New York City’s history. In fulfilling its mission, the Museum provides New Yorkers and visitors an understanding of the individual and shared heritages that have traditionally characterized New York City and the sense of time, place, and self that is essential for the well being of all communities.

Contact

Susan Henshaw Jones
Director
mcny@mcny.org

Address

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029-5287
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-534-1672
212-423-0758

Links

www.mcny.org

The Neighborhood Writing Alliance believes in the power of the written word. We sponsor writing workshops across Chicago, free and open to all adult residents. We publish pieces by each writer in the Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT), which has as its motto, Every Person Is a Philosopher.

Since 1996, NWA has brought opportunities to create literary art into Chicago communities and to share that work in the immediate neighborhoods and beyond. JOT writers have read their work on WBEZ, Chicago?s public radio station, and at readings across the city, including at the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Guild Complex.

Contact

Carrie Spitler
Executive Director

Address

1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Links

www.jot.org

For 20 years BOMB Magazine has been facilitating conversations between artists of all stripes: painters, actors, poets, directors, musicians, novelists, sculptors . . . BOMB records deeply personal reflections on art and life, legendary exchanges which can only be found in our pages. No other arts magazine pays such close and serious attention to developments in new art and writing, regardless of commercial appeal or name recognition.

Contact

Betsy Sussler
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Address

594 Broadway
Suite 905
New York, New York 10012-3257
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-431-3943

Links

www.bombsite.com

Founded in 1949 by playwright Michaela O’Harra, New Dramatists is a unique resource for the American Theatre. The company is dedicated to the playwright and serves as an artistic home, theatre research and development center, and writers colony for the national theatre just a few steps from Broadway. The company finds and nurtures new talent through a competitive, membership selection process and a seven-year playwright development program.

Contact

Todd London
Artistic Director
Toddl@Newdramatists.org

Address

424 W 44th Street
New York, New York 10036-5205
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-757-6960
212-265-4738

Links

www.newdramatists.org

Since its foundation in 1969 by Editor William Packard, The New York Quarterly has been devoted to excellence in the publication of the best cross-section of contemporary American poetry. Our only concern has been to focus on the craft and technique that underlies any and all effective poetry writing.

Contact

Raymond Hammond
Executive Editor
info@nyquarterly.com

Address

P.O. Box 693
Old Chelsea Station
New York, New York 10103
[New York City][Manhattan]
718-626-4748

Links

www.nyquarterly.com

Contact

comments@nytheatre.com

Address

17 John Street
3B
New York, New York 10038
[New York City][Manhattan]
646-215-7572

Links

www.nytheatre.com

Founded in 1985, the nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is one of the largest statewide literary service organizations in the country. The Network connects, educates, and promotes writers at all stages of development, from beginners to pros, through workshops, conferences, competitions, a critiquing service, and a summer writers-in-residence program. Its Center for Business and Technical Writing provides on-site workshops tailored to the specific needs of North Carolina companies.

Contact

Cynthia Barrett
Executive Director
mail@ncwriters.org

Address

P.O. Box 954
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
919-967-9540
919-929-0535

Links

www.ncwriters.org

Northern Westchester Center for the Arts is a non profit organization dedicated to educating people of all ages, cultures, abilities, and income levels in the arts through arts education programs and multidisciplinary cultural events and performances. NWCA’s literary arts programs make written language of various forms, functions and interests available and accessible in a supportive, nurturing atmosphere of creative talent and energy. NWCA’s instructors are experienced writers and educators who enjoy teaching and sharing with others their interests and love of writing.

Contact

Cindy Beer-Fouhy
Literature Director
cindyf@bestweb.net

Address

272 North Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, New York 10549-1103
[Hudson Valley ][Westchester]
914-241-6922
914-241-0137

Links

www.nwcaonline.org

The Northwest Playwrights Guild is a non-profit organization established in 1982 to serve the needs of playwrights in the northwestern region of the United States and Canada.

Contact

Address

P.O. Box 1728
Portland, Oregon 97207

Links

www.nwpg.org

The Cafe’s purpose has always been to provide a stage for the artists traditionally under-represented in the mainstream media and culture; promoting their work while building an audience and providing an ongoing support system for them as they grow. The Caf? provides cultural programming to the whole of our community. Programming includes poetry and prose readings, theatrical and musical performances, and visual art exhibits. The weekly Poetry Slams are a hugely successful popularization of poetry conducted in mock epic contest judged by people selected at random from the audience.

Contact

Sam Diaz
Poetry Director

Address

236 East 3rd Street
New York, New York 10009
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-505-8183

Links

www.nuyorican.org

Contact

oblong1@taconic.net

Address

26 Main Street
P.O. Box AE
Millerton, New York 12546
[Hudson Valley ][Dutchess]
518-789-3797
518-789-6851

The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers was established to recognize one of our country’s richest resources, its extended community of internationally known writers. The Center is also dedicated to providing opportunities for aspiring writers.

Contact

Teresa Miller
Executive Director

Address

OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
918-594-8215

Links

poetsandwriters.okstate.edu

Olean Public Library’s purpose is to create a public forum for professional artists to interact with the community. The Library presents an annual literature series featuring readings and discussions by professional writers.

Contact

Robert A. Taylor
Community Arts Coordinator
rtaylor@oleanlibrary.org

Address

34 N. 2nd Street
Olean, New York 14760-2583
[Chautaugua-Allegheny ]
716-372-0200
716-372-8651

Links

www.oleanlibrary.org

Open City Magazine & Books are published by Open City, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. Over the past twelve years, the magazine has published a dynamic mix of the famous and the unknown, and has launched the careers of many young writers. Open City is dedicated to publishing today’s best new fiction, poetry, essays by writers whose bold voices may be too daring and cutting-edge for the mainstream. This unique publishing venture, via the magazine, the books, and frequent readings and literary events, provides the public with access to writing that would otherwise go unseen.

Contact

Thomas Beller
Editor
editors@opencity.org

Address

270 Lafayette Street
Suite 1412
New York, New York 10012-3225
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-625-9048

Links

www.opencity.org

Every first Tuesday of every month at 7:30-10 pm. $5 donation.

Contact

Address

St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church
283 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215
[New York City][Brooklyn]

Links

www.poetrycentral.com/pspp

Founded on the conviction that creativity forms the vital spirit of public and personal growth, the Pauline Oliveros Foundation fosters the creation of innovative art and associated technologies, and cultivates a global perspective in the arts and education through the practice of Deep Listening. Since 1985, (POF) has provided a context, support structure and technology for artists creating new works in traditional and digital media. The Gallery at Deep Listening Space provides a venue, exhibition space and forum for local, national and international artists with emphasis on emerging artists in music, visual arts, written and spoken word.

Contact

pof@deeplistening.org

Address

P.O. Box 1956
73-75 Broadway (Historic Rondout)
Kingston, New York 12402
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-338-5984
845-338-5986

Links

www.pofinc.org

PEN Center USA, one of two centers in the United States and the third largest in the world, was founded in 1943 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1981. PEN USA’s membership of more than 1,400 writers includes poets, playwrights, essayists, novelists (for the original letters in the acronym, “PEN”), as well as television and screenwriters, critics, historians, editors, journalists and translators.

PEN Center USA strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, to stimulate interest in the written word, and to foster a vital literary community among the diverse writers living in the western United States. The organization, therefore, has two distinct yet complementary aims: one fundamentally literary and the other having a freedom of expression mandate. Among PEN’s various activities are public literary events, a mentorship project, literary awards, and international human rights campaigns on behalf of writers who are censored or imprisoned.

Contact

Address

672 South Lafayette Park Place
#41
Los Angeles, California 90057
213-365-8500

Links

www.pen-usa-west.org

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation confers an annual national prize for the best work of fiction by an American author, brings literary programs of quality to the citizens of the Washington metropolitan area and extends its programs to young people at a time when they are forming their literary tastes and contemplating their future vocations.

Contact

Address

201 East Capital Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077

Links

www.folger.edu/public/pfaulk/

Hear area writers read the finest original works of poetry and prose every other Thursday in Pete’s intimate back room. Free, every other week at 7:30pm.

Contact

Address

709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-302-3770

Links

www.petescandystore.com/readings.html

The PPW series takes its name from the funky Ludlow Street caf? where it began in 1999, operating there for just over a year before the stage space was converted to a cocktail lounge. Guardian angel Angelo Verga of the Cornelia Street Caf? promptly welcome the displaced series and ?West? was added to ?The Pink Pony? when the reading moved in that direction on 1/19/01. Friday nights cost $6 at the door and your first drink is free. Poetz.com hosts the New York City Poetry Calendar and is your source for readings throughout the city.

Contact

Jackie Sheeler
Director
jackie@poetz.com

Address

P.O. Box 1401
New York, New York 10026
[New York City][Manhattan]
646-698-5848

Links

www.poetz.com

Their vision is to provide informational and educational content in the genre of poetry and to promote poets and poetry.

Contact

R.C. Travis-Murphree
Executive Editor/Publisher
editor@poeticvoices.com

Address

Alden Enterprises Gracie Publications
Poetic Voices
2206 Bailey St. NW
Hartselle, Alabama 35640

Links

www.poeticvisions.com

No charge. Every 1st Saturday. Bring instruments, voices, poems, or just your ears. Hosted by Craig Hancock

Contact

Address

Richard Sena Gallery
23 Warren Street
Hudson, New York 12534
[Hudson Valley ][Columbia]
518-828-1996

Poetry Center San Jose (PCSJ) promotes and supports the literary arts in San Jose. Over the past two decades, PCSJ has brought hundreds of exceptional writers from around the country to read from their works and, in many cases, to conduct workshops for local writers. As a nonprofit organization established in 1978, PCSJ was once housed in the Edwin Markham House on the campus of San Jose State University. In 1987, Markham House was moved to San Jose History Park. In 2002 History San Jose completed restoration of the charming turn-of-the-century Victorian home where the poet Edwin Markham once lived, and PCSJ has returned to this historic house as its base of operations.

Contact

Kevin Arnold
President

Address

Markham House
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, California 95112-2599

Links

www.pcsj.org

Poetry on the Loose is a nonprofit corporation which has presented poetry performance events and other programs since 1993. The goals of Poetry on the Loose are to provide a platform for the presentation of exciting original work, to develop new audiences for poetry, and to encourage experimentation in the public performance of aesthetic texts. Poetry on the Loose insists on Whitman’s radical democratic vision of America. It is a non-academic, grassroots, community-based organization. The door is open wide.

Contact

seaton@frontiernet.net

Address

William Seaton
15 Spring Street
Goshen, New York 10924
[Hudson Valley ][Orange]
845-294-8085

Housed in the landmark St. Mark’s Church in the center of New York City’s East Village, the Poetry Project offers three weekly reading series, writing workshops, a bimonthly Newsletter, an annual literary magazine, The World, an Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading, tape and document archives, and general support for poets. Founded in 1966, the Poetry Project is now one of the premier forums for innovative poetry in the United States.

Contact

Anselm Berrigan
Artistic Director
info@poetryproject.com

Address

St Mark’s Church on the Bowery
131 E 10th Street
New York, New York 10003-7504
[New York State]
212-674-0910
212-529-2318

Links

www.poetryproject.com

Devoted to fostering poetry in the United States since its founding in 1910, PSA Members have included such poets as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens. Current PSA Members continue to revitalize the organization. As early as 1915, the PSA began to sponsor a series of national awards to honor innovation and stylistic mastery in the work of both emerging and established American poets. Working in collaboration with MTA/NEW YORK CTA, the PSA inaugurated Poetry in Motion? in 1992 and has since expanded the program to 10 cities and campuses, including Amherst, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, and Ohio State University. Begun in 2002, PSA Chapbook Contests are judged annually by four renowned poets. The PSA also publishes Crossroads: The Journal of the Poetry Society of America, and hosts readings and seminars that challenge and engage contemporary poetry audiences across the country.

Contact

Alice Quinn
Executive Director
psa@poetrysociety.org

Address

15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-254-9628
212-673-2352

Links

www.poetrysociety.org

Poets House is a literary center and poetry archive?a Collection and meeting place that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. The poetry resources and literary events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture. Founded in 1985 by poet Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a home for all who read and write poetry. At the heart of the organization is a 40,000 volume poetry collection. Free and open to the public, the library includes books, journals, chapbooks, audio tapes, videos and electronic media. It is the most comprehensive open-access collection of poetry books in the United States and the foundation for all Poets House programs and services.

Contact

Lee E. Briccetti
Executive Director
info@poetshouse.org

Address

72 Spring Street
Suite 205
New York, New York 10012-4019
[New York State]
212-431-7920
212-431-8131

Links

www.poetshouse.org

The Queens Borough Public Library serves a book-hungry population of 2.2 million from 63 locations plus 6 Adult Learning Centers. It has circulated more books and other library materials than any other library system in the country since 1994, and is the second largest public library in the U.S. in terms of size of collections. As Queens Library enters its second century, it will be universally recognized as the most dynamic public library in the nation. This recognition will arise from: the Library’s dedication to the needs of its diverse communities; its advocacy and support of appropriate technology; the excellence of its collections; the commitment of its staff to its customers and the very highest ideals of library service. The Queens Library believes deeply in equity and that libraries are fundamental in empowering people to take charge of their lives, their governments and their communities.

Contact

Thomas Galante
Interim Library Director

Address

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11432
[New York City][Queens]
718-990-0700

Links

www.queenslib.org

Rattapallax Press has been organizing the main UNESCO World Poetry Day reading in New York City for the last three years featuring some of the best international poets in the world.

Contact

info@rattapallax.com

Address

532 La Guardia Place
Suite 353
New York, New York 10012
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-560-7459

Links

www.rattapallax.com

Since 1999, Reading Between A and B has been dedicated to exposing the public to the work of writers from the New York area and around the nation and to giving writers a space in New York City a space to read and engage in the literary arts. We have hosted more than 200 readers in the past three years. Monday nights at 8pm.

Contact

Address

11th Street Bar
510 E. 11th Street
New York, New York 10003
[New York City][Manhattan]

Links

www.readab.com

The mission of Richard Hugo House is to build a vital learning community that develops and sustains practicing writers doing essential work. It is a place that nurtures writers, readers and audiences of books, plays, films, and brings innovative and effective writing education to people of all ages and backgrounds.

At Richard Hugo House, we believe that community has the power to strengthen individual efforts toward constructive action. When people build relationships over shared interests, they understand more deeply their connections to each other and to the world.

Contact

Francis McCue
Artistic Director
welcome@hugohouse.org

Address

1634 Eleventh Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
206-322-7030
206-320-8767

Links

www.hugohouse.org

San Diego Writers Cooperative is a group of San Diego writers who meet regularly to share and discuss our writing. The Cooperative also helps promote the local writing community through contests, a local directory and calendar of upcomings events open to all.

Contact

Gwyn Henry
Executive Director
info@sandiegowriters.org

Address

P.O. Box 34384
San Diego, California

Links

www.sandiegowriters.org

The Library is chartered to serve the residents of the Saratoga Springs City School District (pop. 40,874). It is governed by a five member Board of Trustees elected by voters within that district. The library budget also requires approval of district voters each year. As a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System, the Library also provides substantial services to the residents of Washington, Warren, Saratoga, and Hamilton counties.

Contact

Linda Bullard
Library Assistant

Address

49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-3271
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Schenectady]
518-584-7860
518-584-7866

Links

www.sspl.org

Hosted by William Duke, David Elsasser and Su Polo. Every Monday evening. Sign up at 7 pm. Reading starts at 7:30 pm sharp, 3$ Contribution.

Contact

Address

Nightingale
213 Second Avenue
New York, New York 10003
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-598-4820

Links

www.poetrycentral.com/saturn.html

Monthly poetry readings in Schenectady. Meeting location, time, and date in the message boards of the group.

Contact

Links

groups.yahoo.com/group/SchenectadyPoetryHorde

Sherwood Anderson Literary Center is a group of area writers, readers and educators dedicated to encouraging people who enjoy reading and writing to engage more completely in the creative process and to experience the adventure that its discoveries yield. The Sherwood Anderson Literary Center aims to reach the community at large through a variety of writing- and reading-oriented activities. These activities will allow people of all backgrounds and affiliations not only to become better writers, but also to engage in activities that stimulate creativity. The Sherwood Anderson Literary Center is an affiliate of the Lorain County Historical Society in Elyria, Ohio.

Contact

Address

509 Washington Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035
440-933-0865

Links

www.sherwoodanderson.org

Slipstream Magazine is a yearly anthology of some of the best poetry and fiction you’ll find today in the American small press.

Contact

Robert Borgatti
Editor

Address

P.O. Box 2071
Department W-1
Niagara Falls, New York 14301
[Niagara Frontier ][Erie]

Links

www.slipstreampress.org

The Small Press Center for Independent Publishing is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to promoting interaction between the public and small independent book publishers. Representing a growing community of members, the Center is an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.

Contact

Karin Taylor
Executive Director

Address

20 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
[New York City][Manhattan]

Links

www.smallpress.org

Small Press Distribution is a non-profit literary arts organization located in Berkeley, California. The mission is to nurture a cultural context in which the literary arts are valued and sustained, and we accomplish this mission by providing wholesaling services to independent presses and through our public programs and advocacy efforts. SPD believes that the written word, in its most eloquent form, deserves the broadest possible distribution.

Contact

Laura Moriarty
Assistant Director
spd@spdbooks.org

Address

1342 Seventh Street
Berkeley, California 94710-1409
510-524-1668
510-524-0852
Orders: 800-869-7553

Links

www.spdbooks.org

Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center promotes and supports writers from all over the globe – particularly those who push the limits of how we speak and think about the world. Since 1974 SPT has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scenes, bringing together independent readers, writers, and presses through publications, conferences, and our influential reading series.

Contact

Elizabeth Treadwell Jackson
Executive Director
smallpress@ccac-art.edu

Address

1111 8th Street
San Francisco, California 94107
415-285-8394

Links

www.sptraffic.org

Frequency puts people together who don’t make sense, but are still compatible: fiction and poetry, monologues with flash fiction, essayists with humorists. Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Shanna Compton and Daniel Nester

Contact

Address

71 Bond Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-643-1599

Links

www.softskull.com

Staten Island OutLOUD is a community reading, conversation and performance program. OutLOUD nurtures cross-cultural understanding by gathering neighbors to explore world literature together, and to share ideas.

Contact

Beth Gorrie
Coordinator
sioutloud@yahoo.com

Address

P.O. Box 10253
Staten Island, New York 10301
[New York City][Richmond]
718-907-0709

Through the Department of Education and Public Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem offers a range of programs that engage a diverse cross section of artists of various disciplines, including writers, scholars, musicians and critics who share their perspectives on contemporary subjects. Public programs are presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view and in tandem with various cultural conversations that address concerns and ideas relevant to art and artists of African descent.

Contact

Sandra Jackson
Director of Education

Address

144 W 125th Street
New York, New York 10027-4498
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-864-4500
212-864-4800

Links

www.studiomuseum.org

Symphony Space’s popular and beloved literary performance series, Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, is now entering its twentieth season of readings by Broadway and Hollywood actors of classic and bold new fiction. Selected Shorts keeps its enthusiastic crowds on the edge of their seats, week after week. Selected Shorts, the most celebrated public reading program in North America, is recorded live for later broadcast on public radio nationwide. This series offers a rare, in-depth look at books that people are talking about. Each evening opens with an actor reading a selection, followed by a conversation with the author in which the audience is invited to participate.

Contact

Katherine Minton
Literature Director
shorts@symphonyspace.org

Address

2537 Broadway
New York, New York 10025-6990
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-864-1414
212-932-3228

Links

www.symphonyspace.org

Taproot Workshops is a not-for-profit organization that brings together older men and women in small groups where the craft of writing is learned and practiced. More than twenty workshops, professionally led, are located in Long Island, New York City, and Connecticut.

Contact

Joan K. Martin
Executive Director
JKM3150@aol.com

Address

P.O. Box 793
East Hampton, New York 11937
[Long Island ][Suffolk]
631-907-8631
631-907-8631

Links

www.suffolk.lib.ny.us/libraries/cmor/taproot.htm

The Actors Company Theatre is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor’s ability to bring it to life. Time and again, our audiences discover how a well-written play, of any age, can produce both the joy and discomfort of recognition.

Contact

Scott Alan Evans
Co-Artistic Director
info@tactnyc.org

Address

161 Sixth Avenue
14th Floor
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-645-8228
212-255-2053

Links

www.tactnyc.org

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from the Washington Office.

Contact

Address

50 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800-545-2433
Washington Office
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite #403 Washington, DC 20004-1701 Phone: (800)-941-8478 Fax: (202) 628-8410

Links

www.ala.org

The California Center for the Book is a reading promotion agency that celebrates California’s rich literary heritage and promotes reading, libraries, literacy, and authorship. In support of its mission, the California Center for the Book: develops and supports local and statewide programs and initiatives, relating to books and reading, for the citizens of California; develops and maintains book- and literacy-related resources; encourages and supports the study of print and electronic culture.

Contact

Natalie Cole
Director
cfb@ucla.edu

Address

UCLA Department of Information Studies
210 GSE&IS Building Los Angeles, California 90095-1520
300 Young Drive North
Los Angeles, California 90095-1520
310-206-9361
310-206-4460

Links

www.calbook.org

The Center for Southern Literature at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum presents five ongoing series of literary events. In keeping with our vision, each series explores the human experience through the works of writers and journalists through forums which encourage open dialogue among people of diverse points of view.

The Literary Salon series invites audience and author to gather in an intimate setting to discuss the creative process and the latest releases in fiction and non-fiction. The Agents of Change series examines the lives of men and women of courage who have embraced risks in order to change society. The Six Degrees of Separation series probes global issues of conflict and asks participants to consider inventive solutions. The History In Our Time series looks at important events in history and connects their significance to our current world. The Meet the Press series features the works of leading journalists. The Emerging Writers series is a new program which showcases promising local authors.

Contact

Mary Rose Taylor
Executive Director

Address

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
990 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404-249-7015
404 249-7118

Links

www.gwtw.org/csl.html

The Center for the Book was established in 1977* to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy. Within the Library, the center is a focal point for celebrating the legacy of books and the printed word. Outside the Library, the center works closely with other organizations to foster understanding of the vital role of books, reading, libraries and literacy in society. On behalf of books and reading, the Center for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of ideas–both nationally and internationally.

Contact

John Y. Cole
Director

Address

Library of Congress
102 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003- 61790-8905
202-707-5221
202-707-0269

Links

www.lcweb.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/

The Center for the Humanities at Washington University is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of humanistic thinking and the pursuit of letters as essential activities in the intellectual, political, and artistic life of this university, the community it serves, and the world.

Contact

Gerald Early
Director

Address

Campus Box 1071 Old McMillan Hall
Room S101
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
314-935-5576
314-935-4889

Links

cenhum.artsci.wustl.edu

Contact

Address

112 Partition Street
Saugerties, New York 12477-1514
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-246-5158

Contact

Address

320 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Syracuse]

Contact

Address

Cross Street Gallery
7 Cross Street
Saugerties, New York 12477-1231
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-331-671

The Drawing Center is the only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on the issues of art and culture. The Line Reading literary series presents public readings by internationally known and emerging writers whose work explores the interrelationship between literature and the visual arts. Line Readings for Children is a program for young readers that is offered free-of-charge each month.

Contact

Lisa Metcalf
Assistant Director
info@drawingcenter.org

Address

35 Wooster Street
New York, New York 10013-5399
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-219-2166
212-966-2976

Links

www.drawingcenter.org

Contact

earinnpoetry@nyc.rr.com

Address

326 Spring Street
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-246-5074

Links

home.nyc.rr.com/earinnreadings

The Feminist Press is a nonprofit literary and educational publisher dedicated to publishing work by and about women. Founded in 1970, it remains the oldest women’s press in the nation. The Press’s creation and continued existence are grounded in the knowledge that women’s writing has often been absent or underepresented on bookstore and library shelves and in educational curricula- and that such absences contribute, in turn, to the exclusion of women from the literary canon, from the historical record, and from public discourse.

Contact

Address

The Graduate Center – CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5406
New York, New York 10016
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-817-9720
212-817-1593

Links

www.feministpress.org

The Frost Place is Robert Frost’s farm, now become a museum of his life and work. The annual Festival of Poetry was first organized in 1979. Since then, August, five published poets with significant national reputation join the resident poet to be guest faculty-along with four resident faculty poets-to some 45 participant writers chosen from across the country. All nine faculty poets give public readings in the evenings and lead afternoon critiques. In addition, the six guest poets give morning lectures, and at mid-week, the participants themselves give an evening reading of their work.

Contact

Address

Ridge Road
Franconia, New Hampshire 3580
603-823-5510

Links

www.frostplace.com

Contact

Address

P.O. Box 308
Greenfield Center, New York 12833-0308
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]
518-584-1728

The Guild Complex is an independent, not for profit cultural center that serves as a forum for literary cross cultural expression, discussion and education in combination with other arts. We believe that the arts are instrumental in defining and exploring the human experience, while encouraging participation by artist and audience alike in changing the conditions of our society. Through its culturally inclusive, primarily literary programming, the Guild Complex provides the vital link that connects communities, artists and ideas.

Contact

Ellen Wadey
Executive Director
info@guildcomplex.com

Address

1532 N. Milwaukee
Suite 210
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773-227-6117

Links

www.guildcomplex.com

The High Drama Poetry Society has been meeting since September of 2000. It is an open mic series held at the Fuze Box. The meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm, with a cabaret to follow.

Contact

Don Levy
Curator
donaldelevy@yahoo.com

Address

Fuze Box
12 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]
518-432-4472

Founded in 1947, The Hudson Review is a quarterly magazine of literature and the arts published in New York City. Since its beginning, the magazine has dealt with the area where literature bears on the intellectual life of the time and on diverse aspects of American culture. The magazine serves as a major forum for the work of new writers and for the exploration of new developments in literature and the arts. By consistently maintaining its critical standards and a commitment to excellent writing, The Hudson Review has made a significant impact on the international literary climate.

Contact

Paula Deitz
Editor

Address

684 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021-5043
[New York City][Manhattan]

Links

www.hudsonreview.com

The Jazz Gallery is a jazz cultural center providing exhibition and performance space for work in the arts – visual, literary and musical – that takes jazz as its central influence. Our goal is to present an expanded understanding of jazz as a cultural tradition which brings music together with other arts and thus extends far beyond its musical form. Founded in 1995, the Gallery is a not-for-profit organization chartered as a New York State museum.

Contact

info@jazzgallery.org

Address

290 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-242-1063

Links

www.jazzgallery.org

The Kitchen’s mission is to identify, support, and present artists whose art influences its medium and contemporary culture. It promotes the growth of artists, audiences, and the presenting field by pushing the accepted boundaries and definitions of contemporary culture, using artistic exploration and education as tools and its own extensive history as a resource. A multi-disciplinary presenting organization that provides visionary artists in all stages of their careers with much needed technical, artistic, and administrative resources for performances and exhibitions, The Kitchen has helped to launch the careers of many artists who define the American avant-garde.

Contact

Elise Bernhardt
Executive Director

Address

512 W 19th Street
New York, New York 10011-2807
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-255-5793
212-645-4258

Links

www.thekitchen.org

Singing, dancing and acting to poetic works by masters of Ming and Qing dynasties, the Kunqu theater towers as the predominant dramatic force in China from the sixteenth century down to the present day. Indeed, with the libretti of most Kunqu plays so marked by poetic splendor, a Kunqu performance is often treasured by audiences not only as a riveting theater of singing and dancing, but also as a fine reading of high literature.

Contact

ancw@kunqusociety.org

Address

199-36 24 Avenue
Whitestone, New York 11357
[New York City][Queens]
718-352-0070
718-468-3314

Links

www.kunqusociety.org

Poetry: 7:30PM sign-up, 8PM start.

Contact

Address

215 Lark Street
Albany, New York 12210-1101
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]

Founded in 1974 in a loft above a Minneapolis bookstore, the Loft is now the nation’s largest and most comprehensive literary center, offering programs and services for readers and writers. Whatever forms of reading and writing you are drawn to, there’s something for you at the Loft. Take a creative writing class. Attend a special presentation by a favorite Minnesota writer. Enter a writing competition or attend a reading. You are invited to become involved in the Loft’s unique community and to join others who engage in a reading and writing life.

The mission of the Loft is to foster a writing community, the artistic development of individual writers, and an audience for literature. The Loft seeks to recognize and encourage cultural diversity and pluralism in its membership and in all of its programs.

Contact

Linda Myers
Executive Director
loft@loft.org

Address

Open Book
Suite 200
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Missouri 55414
612-215-2575
612-215-2576

Links

www.loft.org

Third Thursday. Open Mic for Poetry.

Contact

Address

453 N. Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12204-1508
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]

The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City. That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving private-public partnership. The research collections (for reference only, and organized as The Research Libraries, with four major centers: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, etc.) resemble the holdings of the great national and university libraries, and the community circulating libraries (organized as The Branch Libraries) resemble classic American municipal libraries.

Contact

Paul LeClerc
President & CEO

Address

Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-930-0800
Hours of Services: 212-661-7220 Exhibits & Events: (Recorded Message) 212-869-8089

Links

www.nypl.org
www.nypl.org/admin/pro/programs/programsx.html

The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture is a non-profit educational and cultural organization whose mission is to promote literacy and multicultural awareness for people of color. Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc. was established to continue the legacy of the former Nkiru Books, an independent Black bookstore in New York City. Operated by a small, dedicated staff of employees, interns, and volunteers, Nkiru Center provides a weekly educational or cultural program to the community. Past and future events include literary readings and author signings, spoken word and hip hop performances, a book club and discussion groups and a story hour.

Contact

Nkirucenter@cs.com

Address

732 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11238
[New York City][Brooklyn]
718-783-6306
718-783-0717

Links

www.nkirucenter.org

The Paris Review Foundation was established in 2000 to promote the literary arts and celebrate the diverse group of people who practice its many extraordinary forms. The Foundation strives to find and present the works of both emerging and established writers and artists and to make these works available to as wide an audience as possible. The Foundation’s chief means of accomplishing this goal is through the publication of The Paris Review, an international literary journal published quarterly in New York City. The Paris Review has been published continuously since 1953, and is considered by many to be the world’s premiere literary magazine.

Contact

Brigid Hughes
Managing Editor

Address

541 East 72 Street
New York, New York 10021
[New York City][Manhattan]

Links

www.parisreview.com

Open Mic (signup at 8p). Hosted by Beth Waugh. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Free

Contact

yours.145@juno.com

Address

145 Barrett Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Schenectady]
518-370-9865

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College has been accorded international recognition for many of its activities including the Distinguished Poets Series, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. The annual Paterson Literary Review, the monthly New Jersey Poetry Calendar and the New Jersey Poetry Resource Book are also published by the Poetry Center.

Contact

Address

Passaic County Community College
Cultural Affairs Department
1 College Boulevard
Patterson, New Jersey 7505
201-684-6555

Links

www.pccc.cc.nj.us/poetry/

The Poetry Center was founded in 1954 on the basis of a gift by W.H. Auden. It is one of the most long-lived and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States. Since founding director Ruth Witt-Diamant with esteemed poets Robert Duncan and Josephine Miles initiated The Poetry Center’s pioneering poetry reading series, the Center has presented nearly one-hundred continuous seasons of outstanding contemporary poets and writers reading from their works. With its companion project, The American Poetry Archives, the Center has amassed well over 2,000 original recordings of poets and writers reading from their works. The Poetry Center today represents an irreplaceable collective record of the past half-century of American literary accomplishment.

Contact

Steve Dickison
Executive Director
poetry@sfsu.edu

Address

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
415-338-2227
415-338-0966

Links

www.sfsu.edu/~poetry

The Poetry Center of Chicago, an award-winning not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1973 by Paul Carroll and a team of Chicago poets who saw the need for a Chicago literary center that would nurture and expand the audience for poetry (see links below for accounts of Paul Carroll and the groundbreaking Big Table ). Guiding principles of The Poetry Center’s charter are: To make poetry accessible to as many people as possible, promote and develop the public’s interest in poetry, stimulate and encourage young poets, and advance the careers of poets by offering them professional opportunities.

Alan Ginsberg and William Burroughs gave The Center’s first official reading, filling the former Museum of Contemporary Art to capacity. Beginning in 1982, events were held at The Art Institute, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural Center. In 1996, a partnership was forged with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where The Poetry Center remains in residence.

Contact

Kenneth Clarke
Executive Director
www.poetrycenter.org

Address

37 South Wabash Avenue
Room 301
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312-899-1229
312-899-5095

Contact

Address

656 Bleecker Street
Utica, New York 13501-2404
[Central Leatherstocking ][Oneida]

$3 donation. Every last Tuesday.

Contact

albanypoetsorg@yahoo.com

Address

Valentine#SQUOTE#s
17 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
[Saratoga-Capital Region ][Albany]

Segue is a veteran arts umbrella organization based on Manhattan’s Lower-East Side with a long history of commitment to avant-garde and experimental literature and to arts projects of all types and mediums and of local, national and international scope.

Contact

James Sherry
Editor
geck044@earthlink.net

Address

303 E 8th Street
New York, New York 10009-5202
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-353-0555
212-254-4145

Links

www.segue.org

The University of Arizona Poetry Center was established in 1960 by writer and editor Ruth Stephan “to maintain and cherish the spirit of poetry.” A nationally renowned special collections library and archive, academic and community resource and sponsor of numerous outreach programs, including its distinguished Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series, the Poetry Center has become one of the foremost literary arts centers in America.

The Poetry Center’s Special Collections Library and Archive includes nearly 50,000 items, including poetry books, periodicals, reference works for writers, audio and video recordings, broadsides, photographs as well as rare and limited edition special books.

The Center offers a summer residency program for emerging writers. Outreach programs designed to expand and diversify audiences for contemporary poetry include community creative writing workshops and classes, writing workshops in Arizona State prisons, and readings and workshops in Southern Arizona schools. The Center sponsors annual student poetry contests including the bilingual Corrido Contest for Arizona high school students and provides research and academic support for students, scholars, teachers, poets, writers and readers of poetry.

An area of special emphasis within the College of Humanities, the Poetry Center enhances the University’s regional and national reputation, and uniquely contributes to the intellectual and artistic life of the community.

Contact

poetry@u.arizona.edu

Address

University of Arizona
11216 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85719
520- 321-7760

Links

www.coh.arizona.edu/poetry

The Wells Book Arts Center was established in 1993 to instruct in all areas of book arts and technologies. Students in Wells book arts classes learn the history and philosophy of their craft as they develop hand skills and cultivate aesthetic awareness in the fabrication of books. In addition, they learn experientially through internships at museums, conservation labs, letterfoundries, and similar book arts institutions. The Center embraces historical arts and technologies while actively investigating and incorporating innovations of our digital age. The Wells Book Arts Center supports the mission of the College by revealing the essential role of the book in Western culture and the liberal arts.

Contact

Terrence Chouinard
Director

Links

aurora.wells.edu/~wbac/bookarts/

Phone: The Woodstock Guild, established in 1939, is a multi-arts membership organization serving the Mid-Hudson Valley. Its Kleinert/James Arts Center hosts local and national performing, visual and literary artists and its Fleur de Lis Gallery features local artisans. The Guild offers a variety of classes in the arts and is steward of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony founded in 1902, currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which serves as home to many artists throughout the year.

Contact

wguild@ulster.net

Address

34 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498
[Catskills ][Ulster]
845-679-2079
845-679-4529

Links

www.woodstockguild.org

The Writer’s Center is a literary crossroads designed to encourage the creation and distribution of contemporary literature. To support these goals we offer a host of interrelated programs and services including: workshops in all genres, a gallery of books and journals, readings and conferences, publications, desktop publishing center, meeting and workspace, and information and communications center. We welcome all genres and levels of skill as well as the other arts.

Contact

Karen Goodwin
Executive Director
postmaster@writer.org

Address

4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, Maryland 20815-6006
301-654-8664
301-654-8667

Links

www.writer.org

Contact

Address

YMCA
5 West 63rd Street
New York, New York 10023
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-875-4124

Links

www.ymcanyc.org

The Writers Place is a literary community center, library, and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public. Our role, as a service organization, is to provide support, resources, guidance and inspiration for those in our region who care about the word as art. Our mission is to promote writers and their work, to nurture an interest in writing and literature in a wide, diverse audience and to reach out to the next generation through educational programs for students at all levels.

The Writers Place, located in a wonderful turn-of-the-century mansion in mid-town Kansas City, Missouri, shares its space with Helicon Nine, Inc. Both are part of The Midwest Center for the Literary Arts, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Contact

Address

3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
816 -753-1090

Links

www.writersplace.org

Contact

Address

122 State Street
Suite 607
Madison, Wisonsin 53705

The Writers Room was founded in 1978 to provide emerging and established writers, working in any and all literary genres, with affordable work space in New York City.

Contact

Donna Brodie
Executive Director
writersroom@writersroom.org

Address

10 Astor Place
6th Floor
New York, New York 10003
[New York State]
212-254-6995
212-533-6089

Links

www.writersroom.org

The Writers’ Center of Indiana is the only comprehensive community-based literary arts organization in Indiana. Our mission is to nurture a writing community, to support established and emerging writers, to improve written and verbal communication, and to develop an audience for literature in Indiana.

For 20 years, The Writers’ Center has offered a wide range of classes, workshops, services and public events to diverse ethnic and cultural segments of our community. The WCI serves both emerging writers, and advanced writers of local, regional and national acclaim. The Writers’ Center Press has published many fine volumes of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction by many of Indiana’s finest authors.

Contact

Todd Watson
Executive Director
mail@indianawriters.org

Address

P.O. Box 30407
Indianapolis, Indiana 46230
317-929-0623
317-929-0623
812 E. 67th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

Links

www.indianawriters.org

Contact

Address

416 3rd Avenue
San Diego, California 92101
619-230-0670

TCG’s mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit professional American theatre. TCG’s programs and services increase the organizational efficiency of our member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre field.

Contact

Ben Cameron
Executive Director
tcg@tcg.org

Address

520 8th Avenue
24th Floor
New York, New York 10018
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-609-5900

Links

www.tcg.org

Contact

Susanne Jaffe
Executive Director
info@thurberhouse.org

Address

77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-464-1032
614-280-3645

Links

www.thurberhouse.org

Time & Space is a not-for-profit arts organization located in Hudson, New York. Founded in 1973 as a theatre company, TSL is a performing arts center that presents Writers Reading, readings by new and established writers reading from their work. The series opened in April 2002 with a Gala Inaugural by Pulitzer Prize winning poet John Ashbery and friends. Reading events and writing workshops occur throughout the year.

Contact

Linda Mussman
Curator
info@timeandspace.org

Address

P.O. Box 343
434 Columbia Street
Hudson, New York 12534
[Hudson Valley ][Columbia]
518-822-8448
518-822-8322

Links

www.timeandspace.org

For nearly 25 years Poets House has been an anchor for poets and poetry lovers. On Friday, it opens a spacious new home in Battery Park City.

Click the link below to read the complete article

Contact

Links

NY Times: Transparent Home for New Poetry

Ugly Duckling Presse is a not-for-profit arts & publishing collective, specializing in small editions of new poetry, experimental book design, translations, lost works, and seemingly impossible experiments. They foster a special interest in cross-genre work and collaborations between verbal, visual and performance artists. Much of the collective’s work explores the book as object and experience. With Loudmouth Collective, UDP helped perform Anti-Readings, interactive poetry carnivals held at Tonic, St. Marks Church, Galapagos, and toured to Montreal and Virginia. UDP endeavors to create spaces in which people can have an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.

Contact

Matvei Yankelvich
Publisher

Address

70 Washington Street
Ground Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
[New York City][Brooklyn]

Links

www.uglyducklingpresse.org

United Poets Coalition is collaboration on the part of scores of dedicated volunteer artists, writers, poets, editors, and coordinators whose task is to promote poetry and other literary arts in the United States and to support the work of relief organizations.

Contact

jaffe@unitedpoets.net

Address

1955 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, California
323 666-5600
(323) 666-8698

Links

www.unitedpoets.org

The Unterberg Poetry Center presents this country’s most comprehensive annual series of readings by writers in every literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama), as well as special programs featuring the spoken word. The center also offers a wide range of courses, from literary seminars and lectures to writing workshops and tutorials, designed to provide writers the opportunity to receive detailed criticism from an experienced teacher who is also a practicing author.

Contact

David Yezzi
Director

Address

1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10128-1647
[New York State]
212-415-5479
212-415-5671

Links

www.92ndsty.org

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1949 to purchase Whitman’s Birthplace from its private owner. Working in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the WWBA preserves and maintains the house in which the poet was born and lived for the first four years of his life. It seeks to make the poet’s life and work accessible to those who visit the Birthplace through school and public programs, exhibitions, and publications.

Contact

Address

246 Old Walt Whitman Road
South Huntington, New York 11746
[New York State]
631-427-5240

Links

www.liglobal.com/walt/whitland/about.shtml

The Walt Whitman Arts Center, a non-profit, multi-cultural literary, performing and visual arts center in Camden, New Jersey, is dedicated to continuing its namesake’s legacy of artistic excellence. The organization also is committed to ensuring that its programming is accessible to Camden and its surrounding communities.

Contact

Ozzie Jones
Artistic Director
wwhitman@waltwhitmancenter.org

Address

Second & Cooper Streets
Camden, New Jersey 8102
856-964-8300

Links

www.waltwhitmancenter.org

White Pine Press is a non-profit literary publisher, established in 1973, which publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and literature in translation from around the world. For the past thirty years we have been at the forefront in bringing the rich diversity of world literature to the English speaking audience. We seek to enrich our literary heritage; to promote the cultural awareness, understanding, and respect so vital in out rapidly changing world; and to address complex social and human rights issues through literature.

Contact

Dennis Maloney
Publisher
wpine@whitepine.org

Address

P.O. Box 236
Buffalo, New York 14201
[Niagara Frontier ][Erie]
716-627-4665
716-627-4665

Links

www.whitepine.org

Woodland Pattern Book Center is dedicated to the discovery, cultivation and presentation of contemporary literature and the arts. Our goals are to promote a lifetime practice of reading and writing, to provide a forum and resource center for writers/artists in our region, and to increase and diversify the audience for contemporary literature through innovative approaches to multi-arts programming.

Woodland Pattern is the only Milwaukee, Wisconsin arts organization presenting contemporary literature to the general public on a continuous basis.

Contact

Anne Kingsbury
Executive Director

Address

720 East Locust Street
Milwaukee, Wisonsin n 53202
414-263-5001
414-372-7636

Links

www.woodlandpattern.org

Every 2nd Saturday. Free.

Contact

pprod@mindspring.com

Address

Woodstock Town Hall
76 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498
[Catskills ][Ulster]

Writers and Books programs reach people of all levels of interest in reading and writing and are designed to help people discover the important part that literature plays in our individual lives and the life of our community. Writers and Books’ programs are many and varied and reach out to constituencies of all ages and backgrounds living within the region, and include: writing classes and workshops for youth and adults held at their facility; outreach programs held throughout the community; readings and talks by visiting and regional writers; residency programs at their rural retreat center, The Gell Center of the Finger Lakes; an annual Festival of Reading; an annual Regional Playwriting Competition held in collaboration with Geva Theater; internships in literary programming and management for high school and college students.

Don’t let time or distance keep you from taking a creative writing workshop!

Writers & Books is now offering high quality, affordable online workshops in a number of different genres.  Writers & Books has been offering creative writing workshops for over thirty years, and these new classes offer a small group format that allows for feedback from all the participants on a regular and ongoing basis. Find out more at: www.wab.org, or call (585) 473-2590 x110.

Contact

Joseph Flaherty
Executive Director
wab@wab.org

Address

740 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607
[New York State]
585-473-2590
716-442-9333

Links

www.wab.org

Centered in Delaware County, in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York, WIM offers classes, workshops and lectures throughout the year to writers at all levels of experience.

Contact

Address

P.O. Box 474
Roxbury, New York 12474
[Catskills ][Ulster]

Links

www.catskillwriters.org

The Writers’ League of Texas promotes the art of writing by supporting writers in their artistic and professional goals. WLT is the second largest regional writing group in the nation and it is dedicated to helping writers take their art to the highest level. It works with anyone who loves the written word, from the novice just dipping a toe in the literary waters for the first time, to the seasoned pro trying to navigate the rapids of the publishing world. League members have won the Pulitzer, the Edgar, the Agatha, and the Spur.

Contact

Helen Ginger
Executive Director
helen@writersleague.org

Address

1501 West Fifth Street
Suite E2
Austin, Texas 78703
512-499-8914
512-499-0441

Links

www.writersleague.org

The Writers’ League of Texas promotes the art of writing by supporting writers in their artistic and professional goals. WLT is the second largest regional writing group in the nation and it is dedicated to helping writers take their art to the highest level. It works with anyone who loves the written word, from the novice just dipping a toe in the literary waters for the first time, to the seasoned pro trying to navigate the rapids of the publishing world. League members have won the Pulitzer, the Edgar, the Agatha, and the Spur.

Contact

Helen Ginger
Executive Director
helen@writersleague.org

Address

1501 West Fifth Street
Suite E2
Austin, Texas 78703
512-499-8914
512-499-0441

Links

www.writersleague.org

A National Public Radio affiliate, North Country Public Radio broadcasts local and regional news and arts programs, in addition to well known national public radio programs. Aside from the public radio broadcast service known and trusted throughout northern New York, western Vermont and southern Ontario, NCPR facilities provide other services to the North Country community. North Country Public Radio’s Reading Service: provides specialized audio programs for individuals with visual, physical, or learning disabilities who are unable to read standard printed material. We add national depth to our online offerings through Public Interactive’s Public Newsroom and Public Arts pages.

Contact

Ellen Rocco
Station Manager

Address

Romoda Drive
St. Lawrence University, New York 13617-1475
[Thousand Islands Seaway ][St. Lawrence]
315-229-5356
315-229-5373

Links

www.ncpr.org

Yara Arts Group brings together drama, poetry, song, historical materials and movement to create original performance pieces that explore timely issues rooted in the East.

Contact

Virlana Tkacz
Artistic Director
yara@prodigy.net

Address

306 E. 11th Street
Suite 3B
New York, New York 10003-7420
[New York City][Manhattan]
212-475-6474
212-475-6474

Links

www.brama.com/yara

The Downtown Writers Center is a program of the Metropolitan School for the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, and a member of the prestigious YMCA National Writer’s Voice network. The Center is located in a quaint room within the Downtown YMCA, and provides creative writing workshops and literary events in a community-oriented setting. Literary Series Profile: The reading series at the Downtown Writer’s Center features a diverse group of nationally recognized authors, both poetry and fiction. The current schedule includes authors Reginald Shepherd, Dorianne Laux, Thom Ward, Anthony Piccione, Barbara Crooker and Katharyn Machan. All readings are free and open to the public. Additional events at the Downtown Writer’s Center include readings by Center faculty and students.

Contact

Philip Memmer
Arts & Humanities Program Director
pmemmer@syracuseymca.com

Address

340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
[Finger Lakes ][Onandaga]
315-474-6851
315-474-6857

Links

www.syracuseymca.com

The Downtown Writers Center is a program of the Metropolitan School for the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, and a member of the prestigious YMCA National Writer’s Voice network. The Center is located in a quaint room within the Downtown YMCA, and provides creative writing workshops and literary events in a community-oriented setting. Literary Series Profile: The reading series at the Downtown Writer’s Center features a diverse group of nationally recognized authors, both poetry and fiction. The current schedule includes authors Reginald Shepherd, Dorianne Laux, Thom Ward, Anthony Piccione, Barbara Crooker and Katharyn Machan. All readings are free and open to the public. Additional events at the Downtown Writer’s Center include readings by Center faculty and students.

Contact

Philip Memmer
Arts & Humanities Program Director
pmemmer@syracuseymca.com

Address

340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
[New York State]
315-474-6851
315-474-6857

Links

www.ymcaarts.org

Contact

lungfull@rcn.com

Address

Zinc Bar
90 West Houston
New York, New York 10012
[New York City][Manhattan]