Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange is a community-based organization for local poets. As a nonprofit, their goal is to support poets and poetry in the Pittsburgh area by hosting workshops, readings, and other events.

A student-run publication sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh English Department, Collision publishes the art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of undergraduate students across the country.
The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series is a series of readings and talks by nationally-recognized writers in various genres. Each year PCWS brings notable writers to campus to interact with Pitt students and the Pittsburgh community. In the past, the series has brought many remarkable writers to campus including, Gay Tales, John Edgar Wideman, Lucille Clifton, and Anne Carson. The events are free and open to the public. 
White Whale Bookstore (in Bloomfield) offers workshops, readings, and other events.
Pittsburgh Quarterly is an award-winning regional magazine. Founded by a former investigative reporter, the publication focuses on in-depth journalistic storytelling in the Pittsburgh area. 
The Pitt Speakeasy Reading Series is a series of readings that showcases the writers of Pitt’s MFA writing program. The readings are free and open to the public.
Littsburgh, a local organization dedicated to promoting Pittsbugrh’s literary tradition, hosts a calendar of events of all literary happenings in the area.