Turning poetry into a profession
Starts March 30, 2021
- Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM PST
- Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20
You can learn to write from many well-renowned poets. That’s the easy part.
But do you want to learn how to make it a career?
In this workshop, learn from Asia Samson, who currently holds the record for the most booked poetry act in the college market. In 2011 alone, Asia Samson toured 169 colleges. Since 2009, he has performed at more than 2000 colleges and universities across the country. To this day, he continues to tour both in person and virtually.
In this workshop, Asia will give you the ins and outs of touring as a professional poet–getting the high paying shows, branding yourself, acquiring an agent, and getting your foot into the door of what will hopefully be a lucrative poetry career for you.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Asia Samson is a professional spoken word artist from South Florida and has toured over 2000 colleges all over the country since 2006. He’s been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam, Ted Talks, Button Poetry, NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, and So Far Sounds. He has worked with companies like Disney, To Write Love On Her Arms, Nokia Mobile, and most recently, the US Military.
Asia has broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act, garnering him the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year, and thrice the APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year.