I am a young poet who wants to meet more writer-friends. In your opinion, which cities have the best writing "culture"? Without enrolling in an MFA program, where could I most easily get involved with other writers? I will add that I prefer small to medium cities. (I lived in NYC for 3 1/2 years and was overwhelmed.) Thank you,
P.S. Thank you for your blog, it is very helpful. Praise the internet for expanding word-of-mouth over more mouths!
WL, I'll of course give a shout out to the very literary minded San Francisco, which is a small big city, which maybe equals medium? Also, Northhampton, MA. Austin, TX comes to mind, as does Iowa City.
Portland, OR might fit the bill too in the small big category.
Okay people: Where else?