Have Book, Will Travel is a searchable database of authors willing to travel, reading series currently seeking guest writers, and venues available for booking events. Our goal is to develop Have Book Will Travel into a valuable online resource that will make the task of planning a reading or a book tour easier and less confusing for all involved. We also encourage instructors and schools where budgets might be too tight to fly an author in for a reading, to consider bringing an author in via Skype for a classroom discussion or a video conference reading. By creating a central repository of information, we seek to simplify the search and to make more authors available to more venues.


Neil Aitken (Founder) is the author of three books of poetry: The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga 2008), winner of the 2007 Philip Levine Prize, Babbage’s Dream (Sundress 2017), a semi-finalist for the Anthony Hecht Prize, and Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016), a chapbook that explores beauty and loss through the life and work of a 19th-century mathematician. The founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review, he also serves as the administrator of Chapbook Review and sits on the editorial board of Poetry East West. His poetry appears in the American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. For more information about Neil, his current projects, and samples of his writing, visit  www.neil-aitken.com

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