I love posting your events! Here are some pointers for making the most effective calendar listings possible, while making it easier for me to post them.
- Before you ask me to post an event, check to see if it’s already on the calendar. It might be.
- If it’s not, then create a Facebook page (using the tips in this post) for your event and send me the link. That allows me to pull in all the information easily.
- Include important details in the copy of your event, including:
- The time and place (including a full address so Google Maps can do its magic).
- How much it will cost — if it’s free, you’ll want to emphasize that fact because New Yorkers are poor and cheap!
- Who’s producing it (and, if you don’t mind, a means of contacting that person).
- Non-obvious stuff like needing to get there early to sign up for an open mic, if there will be cake, etc.
- List your event on Facebook as early as possible, so I can get it on the calendar in my weekly update.
- While you’re at it, also promote your event on the NYC Storytelling page so you get even more eyeballs.
- Tell other people about the calendar so they can see your stuff and we can grow this awesome scene.
- Has your repeating show moved? Or gone on hiatus? Or died (I’m so sorry)? Let me know so I can update or remove your listings.
Remember that benefits and fundraisers get a featured listing for free. So does having me on your show. Or you can donate $20 or more and get your events featured for an entire year. For newcomers to the calendar, here’s a post with more details about what it is and how get the most out of it as a producer, performer or fan.