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General Information


Poetry and spoken word have been an important part of ABC No Rio
since its inception. Our Sunday afternoon open poetry readings became
an institution and attracted a dedicated and loyal cadre of poets and
poetry lovers. Open readings at ABC No Rio were known for their
welcoming and spontaneous vibe, and for the absence of stiff, formal
trappings: no sign-up, no time limit, no b.s.

Regular on-going literary programming will resume after construction
of our new facility is completed.

We anticipate ad hoc readings and other literary events as part of
“ABC No Rio in Exile,” our programming during the construction period.

Please check the calendar on our website for event information:

Full Name

ABC No Rio


New York (Manhattan)

Phone Number

(212) 254-3697