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 two books of poetry: Babbage’s Dream (Sundress 2017) and The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga 2008), winner of the 2007 Philip Levine Prize.  He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review,  co-director of De-Canon: A Visibility Project  and also serves on the editorial board of Poetry East West. His poetry appears in the American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.  (www.neil-aitken.com)

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