As you know, we at Black Ocean believe in the power of the public reading—the pleasure of hearing words put to voice, the sense of literary community that can develop, and of course, the hand-to-hand, face-to-face promotional opportunity. All of us—readers, writers, publishers—are often looking for readings to support in our own cities and looking for places to promote our work and read with far away friends old and new.
Thus, I am excited to announce a new updatable, searchable Wiki for curated reading series and independent bookstores eager to host events throughout the country (and hopefully abroad). Myself, as both poet and poetry editor, I’ve been frustrated with the lack of an electronic resource or directory for finding such series and bookstores, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I invite and encourage you to add to and update this Wiki so that it can be the most current and comprehensive possible. It’s still a bit rough, and I hope to further develop it with your help. I hope this information can be of great use to all of us in our travels, tours, and plot to take over the world with our words.
Go here to add and update information: http://carrieo80.wiki.zoho.com/
Many thanks and cheers!