I am seeking a poet to join me on a book reading tour I am organizing for the release and remittance of my upcoming publication.
I am looking to set up a double featured reading at book stores, open mics, and poetry readings across Texas.
This is not a paid gig. There is no guarantee of pay at any gig on this tour (unless otherwise noted).
I will set up gigs (transport can be discussed later).
Any money received will be through sales of books, merchandise, tips, or donations given to you at each gig.
You must have the funds to pay your way for food, drink and possibly shelter (I haven't looked into, but arrangements for lodging usually come closer to tour time).
Tour date is for Fall/Winter 2019 (fun!)
I'm looking at 5-7 dates across Texas at the moment. If these set-up quickly and successfully, I may expand the tour, or even take it outside of Texas. Ideally, we'll remain in the south/southwest United States.
If you are interested in this independent opportunity, please get back to me! I will need the following information:
A bit about yourself
Your writing experience
Your poet/ry experience
List of publications
Any previous tour history
To qualify as a participant, you must have previously published work, a book, a chapbook, a new release, something coming up to support yourself on this reading. You will be required to have books and merchandise to sell (because these may be the only monies you will get at any one gig). You don't have to have any previous touring experience, but it is always helpful.
I hope this opportunity resonates with readers out there. If it does, we may need to get to know each other.
Please reach out with questions and thoughts.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers