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Periodically the Loft gets a call from someone asking whether there's a writers organization in, say, Brownsville, Texas. What follows is as complete a list of literary centers that we are aware of both in and outside Minnesota. It appears here in the hope that it will be useful to people moving to other states, planning reading tours, or sitting inside on a cold day contemplating the literary riches of the nation. Your suggestions for additions or updates are welcome. Please email them to lgiaquinto@loft.org.

Alabama

Alabama Writers' Conclave
107 Twentieth Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 
www.alabamawritersconclave.org

Alabama Writers Forum 
Jeanie Thompson, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 
P O Box 4777, Montgomery AL 36103-4777
334-265-7728 
www.writersforum.org

Alaska

Alaska Writers Homestead
P.O. Box 140030, Anchorage, AK 99514, 907-830-7355
www.alaskawriters.com

49 Writers
49 Alaska Writing Center, PO Box 221086, Anchorage, AK 99522
www.49writingcenter.org

Arizona

The Poetry Center
University of Arizona, 1508 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721, 520-626-3765
poetrycenter.arizona.edu/

Page One Literary Center
www.pageoneliterarycenter.org

Arkansas

ArkansasWriters.com
M.J. Maddox, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Writers' Guild
www.arkansaswriters.com

California

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291, 310-822-3006
www.beyondbaroque.org

Independent Writers of Southern California
P O Box 342792, Los Angeles, CA 90034
877-79-WRITE
www.iwosc.org

Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-626-2787
www.theintersection.org

Marin Poetry Center
PO Box 9091, San Rafael, CA 94912
www.marinpoetrycenter.org

PEN Center USA West
c/o Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
310-862-1555
www.penUSA.org

The Poetry Center
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
415-338-2227
www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/index.html

Poetry Center San Jose
1650 Senter St, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
408-297-3400
pcsj.org

San Diego Writers, Ink
PO Box 34374 San Diego, CA 92163
www.sandiegowriters.org

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
490 2nd Street, 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.sfgrotto.org

Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center
1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
415-551-9278
www.sptraffic.org

Colorado

Lighthouse Writer's Workshop
Curtis Park, 2123 Dowling St, Denver, CO 80205
303-297-1185
www.lighthousewriters.org

Connecticut

Connecticutt Sports Writers' Alliance
P O Box 70, Unionville, CT 06085
www.ctsportswriters.org

District of Columbia

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
201 East Capital Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
202- 898-9063
www.penfaulkner.org

Florida

Emerald Coast Writers
PO Box 6502, Destin, FL 32550
850-654-5856
www.emeraldcoastwriters.org

Florida Outdoor Writers Association
24 NW 33rd Ct, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32607
www.fowa.org

Florida Writers Association
P. O. Box 66069, St. Pete Beach, FL 33736-6069
www.floridawriters.net

West Florida Literary Federation
Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson Street #212, Pensacola, FL 32501
850-435-0942
www.westfloridaliteraryfederation.com

Georgia

Georgia Writers Association
English Department-Bldg #2701, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Rd,
Kennesaw, GA 30144, 770-420-4736
www.georgiawriters.org

Hawaii

Hawaii Literary Arts Council
P.O. Box 11213, Moiliili Station, Honolulu, HI 96828
808-373-2065
www.hawaii.edu/hlac/default.htm

Idaho

The Log Cabin Literary Center
801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
208-331-8000
www.thecabinidaho.org

Illinois

The Poetry Center of Chicago
78 East Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
www.poetrycenter.org

Indiana

Writer's Center of Indiana
P.O. Box 30407, Indianapolis, IN 46230-0407
317-255-0710
www.indianawriters.org

Iowa

The Southwest Iowa Writers Guild
Atlantic, IA
Allen Stark: 712-243-4950
amsstark@msn.com 

The National Association for Poetry Therapy
525 SW 5th Street, Suite A, Des Moines, IA 50309-4501
561-498-8334
www.poetrytherapy.org

Kansas

Kansas Writers Association
P.O. Box 2236, Wichita, KS 6720
www.kwawriters.com

Maine

Deer Isle Writers Workshops
PO Box 100, Deer Isle, ME 04627
207-348-2791

Maine Lit-Ring
www.shelteringpinespress.com/melitring/melitring.html

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (MWPA)
14 Maine Street, Suite 416, Brunswick, ME 04011
207-228-8263
www.mainewriters.org

Maryland

CityLit Project
120 S. Curley Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
410-327-0404
www.CityLitProject.org

The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
301-654-8664
www.writer.org

Massachusetts

Grub Street, Inc.
160 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
617-695-0075
www.grubstreet.org

Michigan

Michigan Writers Inc
P.O. Box 1505, Traverse City, MI 49685
www.michwriters.org

Minnesota

Brainerd Writers Alliance
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brainerd-Writers-Alliance/124584617607988

Jack Pine Writers Bloc
http://www.jackpinewriters.com/

The League of Minnesota Poets
(local groups: Brainerd, Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis & Rochester, MN)
www.mnpoets.org/
James K. Elberling, Membership, 1766 Karis Way, Eagan, MN 55122

Lake Region Writers Network
P. O. Box 356, Battle Lake, MN 56515
http://www.lakeregionwriters.net/

Lake Superior Writers
130 Rice Lake Rd, Suite 132, Duluth, MN 55811
218-722-3094
www.lakesuperiorwriters.org

The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-215-2575
www.loft.org

MinnSpec
The Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers (MinnSpec): A 300+ member strong organization for writers of SF/F/H and all speculative sub-genres. Monthly discussion panels, multiple critique groups, networking, and other events. Membership is free. http://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/

National League of American Pen Women, Minnesota Branch
952-220-5794
jemrich@aol.com
www.mn-penwomen.org | www.nlapw.org

Red Sofa Literary (Agent)
http://redsofaliterary.com

S.A.S.E.—The Write Place
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-871-4444
www.mnartists.org/organizationHome.do?rid=26326

Screenwriters Workshop
528 Hennepin Ave, Ste. 507, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-280-3352
http://www.screenwritersworkshop.org/

Mississippi

Gulf Coast Writers Association
gcwriters.org

Missouri

Heartland Writers Guild
P O Box 652, Kenneth, MO
www.heartlandwriters.org

The Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111
816-753-1090
www.writersplace.org

Montana

Outdoor Writers Association of America
121 Hickory St Suite 1, Missoula, MT 59801
406-728-7434
www.owaa.org

Nebraska

Nebraska Center for Writers
Department of English, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178
402-280-2192
www.mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/

Nevada

Ash Canyon Poets
Evergreen Mountain View Health Center, 201 Koontz Ln, Carson City, NV 89701
775-450-4953
www.susanbotich.com/ashcanyonpoets.htm

New Hampshire

The Frost Place
Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-5510
www.frostplace.org

New Hampshire Writers' Project
2500 N River Rd, Manchester, NH 03106
603-314-7980
www.nhwritersproject.org

New Jersey

Walt Whitman Arts Center
2nd Cooper Streets, Camden, NJ 08102
856-964-830
www.waltwhitmancenter.org

New Mexico

Southwest Writers Workshop
3271 Morris NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-265-9485
www.southwestwriters.org

New York

Academy of American Poets
584 Broadway #1208, New York, NY 10012
212-274-0343
www.poets.org

Adirondack Center for Writing
PO Box 265, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY 12970
518-327-6278
www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org

Art Workshop International
(programs combining travel, vacation & creativity)
463 West Street, 1028H, New York, NY 10014
Toll Free: 866-341-2922
www.artworkshopintl.com

Asian American Writers' Workshop
37 Saint Marks Place #B, New York, NY 10003
212-494.0061
www.aaww.org

The Authors Guild
31 E 32nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
212-563-5904
www.authorsguild.org

Bronx Writers Center
Bronx Council on the Arts, 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
718-409-1265
www.bronxarts.org

The Greenfield Center
PO Box 308, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518-584-1728

Hudson Valley Writers' Center
300 Riverside Dr., Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
914-332-5953
www.writerscenter.org

Just Buffalo Literary Center, Inc.
2495 Main Street #436, Buffalo, NY 14214
716- 832-5400
www.justbuffalo.org

Latin American Writers Institute
c/o Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-4195
www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/lawi.htm

National Writers Union
National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981, 256 West 38th Street, Suite 703, New York, NY 10018,
nwu.org

New York State Writers Institute
Science Library, SL 32, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222
518-442-5620
www.albany.edu/writers-inst

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
212-415-5500
www.92y.org

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10019
212-505-8183
www.nuyorican.org

PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012
212-334-1660
www.pen.org

The Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church
131 E 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-647-0910
www.poetryproject.org

Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
212-254-9628
www.poetrysociety.org

Poets House
594 Broadway Suite 510 (temporary address), New York, NY 10012
212-431-7920
www.poetshouse.org

Poets & Writers, Inc.
90 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
212-226-3586
www.pw.org

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10025
212-864-1414
www.symphonyspace.org

The Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWCA
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
212-415-5760

The Writer's Voice Project: YMCA
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023, 212-875-4124
Branches in many cities. For a complete list, contact The Writer's Voice Project

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
585-473-2590
www.wab.org

North Carolina

North Carolina Writers' Network
P.O. Box 954, Carrboro, NC 27510
919-967-9540
www.ncwriters.org

Writers' Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
828-254-8111
www.twwoa.org

Ohio

Lit Youngstown
Youngstown, Ohio
https://lityoungstown.wordpress.com/

Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
614-464-1032
www.thurberhouse.org

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood, Tulsa, OK 74106
918-594-8215
www.poetsandwriters.okstate.edu

Oaklahoma Writers Federation
www.owfi.org

Oregon

The Attic Writers Workshop
4423 Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
97215-3164
www.atticwritersworkshop.com

Friends of Mystery
P.O. Box 8251, Portland, OR 97207
503-244-5271
www.friendsofmystery.org

The Friends of William Stafford
P.O. Box 592, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
www.williamstafford.org

Lane Literary Guild
P O Box 11035, Eugene, OR 97440
www.laneliteraryguild.org

Literary Arts
224 NW 13th Ave, Suite 306, Portland, OR 97209
503-227-2583
www.literary-arts.org

Mountain Writers Series
2804 27th Ave, #2., Portland, OR 97202
503-232-4517
www.mountainwriters.org

Oregon Writers Colony
P.O. Box 15200,Portland OR 97293-5200
503-968-0861
www.oregonwriterscolony.org/

Willamette Writers
9045 SW Barbur Blvd Ste 5a, Portland, OR 97219-4027
503-452-1592, 503-452-0372 (FAX)
www.willamettewriters.com/

Writers On the Edge
PO Box 85, Newport, OR 97365
541-574-7708
www.writersontheedge.org
info@writersontheedge.org 

Pennsylvania

The Gershman Y
Jewish Community Center of Greater Philadelphia
401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-446-3021
www.gershmany.org

South Carolina

South Carolina Writers Workshop
P.O. Box 7104, Columbia, SC 29202
www.myscww.org

South Dakota

Vermillion Literary Project
Dakota Hall 212, University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
605-677-5229
www.usd.edu/orgs/projlit

Tennessee

Knoxville Writers Guild
PO Box 10326, Knoxville, TN 37939
www.knoxvillewritersguild.org

Tennessee Writers Alliance
PO Box 120396, Nashville, TN 37212
615-831-0072
www.tn-writers.org

Texas

Writers' League of Texas
1501 West 5th Street #E2, Austin, TX 78703
512-499-8914
www.writersleague.org

Gemini Ink
513 South Presa, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-734-9673
www.geminiink.org

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
1300 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
210-271-3151
www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

The Writer's Garret
PO Box 140530, Dallas TX 75214-0530
214-828-1715
www.writersgarret.org

Utah

League of Utah Writers
Chapters all over Utah
www.luwriters.org

Vermont

The League of Vermont Writers
P.O. Box 172, Underhill Center, VT 05490
www.leaguevtwriters.org

Virginia

Charlottesville Writing Center
405 3rd Street NE, Charlottsville, VA 22902
434-293-3702
www.cvillewrites.org

Virginia Writers Club
c/o James L. Doherty, 43 Willway Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
504-972-2706 (434-842-6203)
www.virginiawritersclub.org

Washington

Field's End
c/o Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
280-842-4162
www.fieldsend.org

Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
206-322-7030
www.hugohouse.orgwww.hugohouse.org

The Whidbey Island Writers Association
PO Box 1289, Langley, WA 98260, 1618 E. Main Street, Freeland, WA
360-331-6714
www.writeonwhidbey.org

West Virginia

West Virginia Writers, Inc.
202 North Lee Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-645-2749
www.wvwriters.org

Wisconsin

Redbird Studio-A Writer's Place
3195 S Superior St, Suite 429, Milwaukee, WI 53207
414-481-3195
www.redbirdstudio.com

Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E Locus St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-263-5001
www.woodlandpattern.org

Write On Door County
4177 Juddville Rd, Fish Creek, WI 54212
writeondoorcounty.org

Wyoming

Wyoming Writers Inc.
P.O. Box 818, Thayne, WY 83127-0818
307-883-4573
www.wyowriters.org

Canada

Canadian Authors Association
www.canauthors.org

Toronto Writers' Centre
627 Bloor Street W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6G 1K8
647-427-4737
www.writerscentre.ca

International

Queensland Writers' Center
Metro Arts Building, Level 2, 109 Edwards St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
07-3839-1243
www.qwc.asn.au

Hong Kong Writers Circle
www.hkwriterscircle.com

National/International Writing Centers Association
writingcenters.org