A Database for Literary Travelers from Poets & Writers Magazine

Poets & Writers Magazine has created Literary Places, a nifty database of U.S. destinations “where writers can visit for inspiration, to promote their writing, for research, and to discover community.” It includes over 130 historical sites, indie bookstores, literary archives, reading venues, writing centers, writers spaces and other places of interest. The database links to your “My P&W account” and to Google Maps, so writers can save locations and create personalized maps. The space includes an interactive map and is searchable by state, city, and even zip code.

For example, a search of Lenox, Massachusetts brought up “The Mount,” Edith Wharton’s estate in Lenox. A link provided a photo with a brief description of the site, a Google map, address, links to the website, their phone number, contact email, more literary places nearby, nearby conferences and residencies, writing contests, and a directory of area writers. A click on writers’ names takes you to the writer’s directory listing on Poets & Writers’ website.

Literary Places is a great resource for writers who travel and users can suggest places to build the database as well.

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8 thoughts on “A Database for Literary Travelers from Poets & Writers Magazine

  • September 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm
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    This is really cool! I’d love to visit some of these places someday. I bet they would offer a fantastic atmosphere for creative juices.

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  • September 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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    I know this was posted awhile ago, but so glad I just checked the older postings! Some of these places are defiantly going in my Bucket List.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 9:55 am
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    Two of the three places of literary interest in Arizona are in Tucson, and the third place is the Changing Hands bookstore. While I’m not surprised that we have fewer literary sites than, say, Massachusetts, I am a little bit sad that I haven’t been to any of them before.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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    This is quite interesting thanks for posting. I’m glad I decided to go back through the older blog posts that I have missed.

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  • October 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm
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    Thanks for sharing!! I’m sure we have all ran into those instances where writer’s block overtakes us. This is perfect!

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  • October 1, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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    Definitely going to use this! I have never been to Changing Hands… I will mark that on my to-do list!

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