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  • 1. Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    East Village | Readings/Lectures

    The reigning arbiter of poetry slams, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe hosts open-mic events and the influential granddaddy (b. 1989) of the spoken...Read More

  • 2. The Greene Space

    SoHo | Music

    The local public radio stations WNYC and WQXR invite the public into their intimate (125 seats) studio for live shows featuring classical, rock...Read More

  • 3. The Moth

    SoHo | Readings/Lectures

    Dedicated to first-person storytelling, this roving series has spread far beyond New York, where it was founded in 1997 by the writer George...Read More

  • 4. Center for Architecture

    Greenwich Village | Readings/Lectures

    This contemporary glass-faced gallery near Washington Square hosts lively discussions (which may be accompanied by films or other visuals) on...Read More

  • 5. KGB Bar

    East Village | Readings/Lectures

    A nexus of the downtown literary scene, KGB keeps a busy calendar of readings and events, including Sunday Night Fiction and Monday Night Poetry...Read More

  • 6. LIVE from the NYPL

    Midtown West | Readings/Lectures

    The New York Public Library's discussion series includes a rich program of lectures and reading events from the biggest names in books and culture...Read More

  • 7. New York Studio School

    Greenwich Village | Readings/Lectures

    The venerable New York Studio School hosts two—always free, almost always on Tuesday and Wednesday—evening lecture series (fall and spring)...Read More

  • 8. Poets House

    Financial District | Readings/Lectures

    Situated in a bright and airy building in the residential area of Battery Park City and near the Hudson River, this reading room is an open...Read More

  • 9. The Poetry Project

    East Village | Readings/Lectures

    Launched in 1966, the Poetry Project has been a source of sustenance for poets (and their audiences) ever since. This place has seen performances...Read More

  • 10. Works & Process

    Upper East Side | Readings/Lectures

    Insight into the creative process is what the Works & Process program at the Guggenheim is all about. Often drawing on dance and theater...Read More

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