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Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations

May 17, 2019

Hello and welcome to Self-Publishing Poetry the online open-mic and advice clinic from Orna Ross, poet, author and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Every month, Orna hosts a poet who is doing remarkable things, offers advice on self-publishing poetry and facilitates an eclectic open mic. 

The featured guest this month is Helen Eastman, director of, who talks about courses, events, and publishing poets, offering sage wisdom and introducing us to some Live Canon poets.

Are you a poet who would like to reach a wider audience for your work? Do you want to learn how to publish and sell your poetry books? Then this event is for you — and the readers who will love to hear your work. 

This is a warm and welcoming space for poets of all kinds, at every stage of development, and for everyone who loves the spoken and written word. 

Follow Orna's Patreon Page for updates if you'd like to perform next month.

Show Notes

Richy Campbell's website is You can also follow him on Twitter @richyacampbell.

Live Canon:

Tessa Foley:

Funds for Writers

About the Host

Orna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”. She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing. For more information about Orna, visit her website: