“Is it possible to support myself in the creative life?” you ask.One day in 1988, I stood in front of a door, on the other side of which was a group of Foster Grandparents. I had in hand a copy of my recent collection of autobiographical short stories What Became of Them and Other Stories […]
It has long been my belief that the public reading is an effective means to promoting a memoir. It is likely that your memoir’s prime audience is local (hometown, state, region) or group specific (retired ministers, parents of a suicide, travel photography). These audiences are well reached through a reading at one of their venues.
I have found readings to be a great deal of fun—at least, I enjoy them very much. I hope the posts below will stimulate you to organize your own readings.