You don’t have to have me come through a Humanities Iowa grant, but it is such a good deal that I strongly recommend it for programs that qualify. I am also available to speak out of state.
The booking process: 1. Decide roughly what you want me to do. Do you have a program in mind? Read all about my possible programs. Are you thinking about extras like handouts or crafts? How long do you want me to be there outside of the program (for example if it’s an event do you want me to circulate awhile before the presentation and drum up interest?)? Also, do you want me for one program or more?
2. Contact me and set up a date. We both have to agree on a date and time that works for both of us.
3. Price depends on exactly where you want me to go and what you want me to do. Please contact me so we can discuss the details. Normally I charge $200 a program with 40 cents a mile mileage, but exact charges can depend on the answers to number 1 above. You can talk with me for suggestions for funding.
Qualifying for a Humanities Iowa Grant As a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, I am pre-approved for their community group grants. Find a list of requirements at the link above, but basically you need to be located in Iowa and have a program aimed at either adults or families, children only groups are not approved, but I’ve had approvals for groups that met within a school or had school groups come too as long as you also reach out to the public to come to the event. Be sure to specify how you will do that on the grant application.
Please note that you do NOT have to fill out the full grant application that is located under the Grants tab on their homepage. If your group’s event is approved, you pay $50 and Humanities Iowa will cover most other expenses. (Extra costs might apply when an overnight stay is necessary, for supplies if you choose to add an optional craft, etc.) For more information check their webpage.
Or contact them at: Humanities Iowa 100 LIB RM 4039 Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
Ready for publicity? 4. For the time being you can contact me for photos and information. I’m working on setting up a Press Page that will have such things available for download.
Contact me for available dates. Programs do NOT have to be funded through Humanities Iowa, but it is a good deal for those that qualify. I am also available for programs out of state.