Free discussion & workshop: The Business of Poetry

Sun, 19 March 2017 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Have you ever said to yourself:

“Why am I so broke?”

“What am I doing wrong?”

“Why can’t I close that deal/gig/publication?”

“What do they have that I don’t have?”

(Or other such middle-of-the-night questions?)

We all have, at some point, so join us for a discussion and Q&A with people who are making poetry into sustainable business right now.

We’ll go over stories of struggle, failure, and success, hear from you about your experiences, and offer real-time advice and support on everything from getting gigs, being professional, maintaining integrity, hiring help, paying taxes, getting published, self-promotion, and more. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re here to help you find them.

Bruce George - co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, founder of Genius is Common movement

Effie Pasagiannis - lawyer repping artists/writers by day, poetess by night

Scott Raven Tarazevits - co-founder of Mayhem Poets, internationally travelling spoken word troupe, InspiredWordNYC host, published poet and Sconnettt specialist

Wendy Angulo - owner of Wendy Angulo Productions, an agent for poets and curator and producer of poetry events

Sam O’Hana - founder of Poet’s Country reading series and literary journal, lit editor, and poetic administration genius

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson - performer, published writer, Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute, founder and Managing Editor of The Operating System

LA Markuson - co-owner of The Haiku Guys and Gals, Poet Ambassador for Bowery Poetry Club