Be an Online Presenter at New Renaissance via Zoom!
Thank you for your interest in being a Presenter New Renaissance Bookshop!
Our intention is for all our events to uplift, inspire, and educate the spiritual and metaphysical community and we work very hard to make sure our programs are of the highest quality and best fit for our store’s vision.
When we do an event together, we partner with you in advertising your event and include it in all our promotion in store and online. For our part, we promote through: our website; an email list of over 10,000 people; in-store brochures, signs, and social media.
We will take care of all payment and registration for those attending the events on our website: newrenbooks.com
As this is a partnership between you and the store, we will take an active role in planning the event with you to the best of our ability, within the confines of a business day.
To be considered please use the following guidelines.
All proposals must be submitted in writing in one of the following ways:
mail: ATTN: Jessiemarie/Events Coordinator, New Renaissance Bookshop
1338 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
Proposals can be submitted at any time.
We appreciate your patience while we read through the high volume of proposals.
Due to the untenable nature of the bookshop’s future, the pressing constraints of staffing, and our hopes of curating a more inclusive space, we are pairing down our Events program. We will be taking a more selective and mindful view of each application and submission. Response times will reflect the availability of our coordinator and the nature of each proposal.
Events will continue to be hosted via Zoom due to the shop’s reduced hours,
and to make a future transition of location easier. We will no longer be offering Event rentals.
Please view our current events listing for examples of what we are looking for in our events program, as well as how to put together a writeup that fits the format we use in our advertising.
For consideration, your proposal must include:
1. Event title
Please select a title that is compelling and relevant to what you will be presenting. A subtitle may also be used.
2. 30 word event description
This writeup will be used in all our promotional and advertising materials for your event if it is selected for our program. As succinctly, dynamically, and specifically as you’re able to, describe what people will experience in the event. Keep in mind that all of our author forums, workshops, etc. are standalone events that contain information, exercises, or experiences of value to all attendees at the time of the event. Any promotion for other events or products must be kept to a 5-minute minimum over the course of your event with us. Also, please note that all event write-ups go through a final editing process by our events committee before publication.
3. 30 word presenter bio
Briefly describe yourself, including any information about you relevant to the subject of the event and any books you may have written.
4. Suggested event length
Our events generally range from 60 to 120 minutes in length, with 10 minutes saved at the end for questions.
5. Suggested ticket price
Events we sponsor have a ticket cost for attendees. We typically charge $10-30/hour. All ticket proceeds are split 50/50 between you and the store.
6. Presenter headshot
Include a professional, smiling color photograph of yourself. Keep in mind that this photo will accompany your writeup in all of our advertising and promotional materials for your event.
Include a phone number and email for us to contact you up to and on the day of your event (mobile preferred).
8. Mailing address
Include a mailing address to which we would be sending payment following your event, as well as the name/business we would be making the payment out to.