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Connect with Poets & Writers Local! Find readings and author events near you; explore indie bookstores, libraries, and other places of interest to writers; and connect with the literary community in your city or town.


Literary Events: Find local readings, book signings, poetry slams, open mics, and other literary events. Search by author or venue. Save events to your personal calendar. View exact locations utilizing your device’s map. Share event info with friends. Check on events taking place in cities all across the United States.

Reading Venues Database: Browse detailed listings of venues that host readings and author events. Get information about how to schedule your own reading, admission fees, audience size, parking and transit information, and more.

Literary Places: Explore writerly destinations—places to find inspiration, conduct research, and discover community. Includes detailed listings for historical sites, indie bookstores, libraries, writing centers, and others.

City Guides: Get a uniquely literary perspective on 17 U.S. cities—with more to come. Prominent authors, booksellers, publishers, editors, and other literary figures provide personal tours of their towns. Let them lead you to their favorite bookstores, reading series, coffee shops, and bars.


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