92nd Street Y’s legendary reading series, begun in 1939 with William Carlos Williams, brings literature to life on 92Y’s stage.

Writers in every literary genre—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and literary criticism—read from their work and discuss literature in a variety of settings. Other celebrations of the spoken word include staged readings, interdisciplinary performances and literary tributes. With guided discussions in categories as diverse as romance, mystery, travel and Shakespeare, 92Y invites you to explore, discover, or even rediscover, the best in literature.

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Visit the Unterberg Poetry Center to learn about their offerings in literary seminars and workshops, including the Writing Program.

Read the literary talent from the Writing Program in Podium, the Poetry Center's online literary magazine.

The Virtual Poetry Center features archival recordings by some of the best writers of our time.

Additional literature classes are offered in Shakespeare, Romance & Travel and Gay & Lesbian interests.