Bruce Holland Rogers

Going once... Going twice... Sold!

I love reading my work aloud to an audience. Lately, however, I find that I am asked more and more to give lectures and speeches about my writing, rather than giving oral performances of the stories themselves. I enjoy giving keynote addresses and other talks, but I also want to perform my fiction aloud more often.

This web page is devoted to seeing to it that I give at least two readings a year.

On this page, I will continually auction off my services as a performer at one of two annual readings. The winning bidder of each auction will book me for a 30 to 60 minute reading (your choice) with an optional question and answer session to follow. Your bid should include your location, time and date of the proposed reading, estimated audience size, the honorarium you would pay, and which of my travel expenses you would cover. If I determine that your bid is more attractive to me than the current high bid, your bid will move to the top. No starting bid is too low. If you want me to read in your back yard to you and your dog, with me paying you a dollar for the privilege, you'll win the auction if no other bidder tops your offer. Please feel free to write entertaining bids. That's part of the fun.

Submit your bids to me by email. I will confirm receipt, so if you don't hear from me, that means I did not receive your offer.

Good luck!

--- Bruce Holland Rogers

Reading One: A Reading by Bruce Holland Rogers during June, July, August or September of 2005. Final bid accepted April 30.

Current winning bid: None

Reading Two: A Reading by Bruce Holland Rogers during October, November, or December of 2005. Final bid accepted August 30.

Current winning bid: None

Non-winning but interesting offers: A bid from the Coffee House Café in Salem, Oregon: A ten-dollar gift certificate and a free drink to give a reading at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2005. (This event is outside of the bidding period. However, I am happy to accept!)

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