I will add events back through 2008 when I have time and try to make the list as complete as possible.
September 3/4/5 in New Hartford, Connecticut
National Beat Poetry Festival featuring poets from around the world
September 9th in Shaker Heights, Ohio
Broadsides & Ephemera featuring John Burroughs, plus open mic, at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, 44120.
Saturday 4 January at 1 p.m. in Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Poetry featuring John Burroughs at Riddlehaven.
Monday 6 January at 8 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio
Bowled Over by Sara Holbrook and John Burroughs, hosted by Terry Provost at Mahall’s 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Avenue, 44107.
Wednesday 8 January at 7 p.m. in Youngstown, Ohio
Lit Youngstown presents John Burroughs & Shelley Chernin at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion Street, 44503.
Saturday 18 January at 7 p.m. in Wadsworth, Ohio
Poetry Night featuring John Burroughs and Shelley Chernin at Manic on Main, 136 Main Street, 44281.
Sunday 19 January at 2 p.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie County Poet Laureate Chuck Joy presents a staged reading of Spoon River Anthology, Selected Poems (including John Burroughs in the role of Theodore the Poet) at the Erie County Public Library 160 E Front Street, 16507.
Thursday 13 February at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Ekphrastacy: Artists Speak + Poets Respond (to the Point Line Pattern Plane exhibit) featuring Ray McNiece, John Burroughs and Carson Evans at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, 44118.
Sunday 8 March at 6 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio
Uncloistered Poetry featuring John Burroughs, Sam Wright and Sandra Gill at Calvino’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 3143 W Central Avenue, 43606.
POSTPONED: Thursday 9 April at 7 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio
Meet the Author featuring John Burroughs at the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, 44107. New date forthcoming.
POSTPONED: Friday 10 April at 7 p.m. in Buffalo, New York
Second Stage Writers at Grindhaus, 160 Allen Street, 14201. New date forthcoming.
POSTPONED: Friday 17 April at 6:30 p.m. in Pomeroy, Ohio
Poetry at the Brickhouse: Kari Gunter-Seymour & John Burroughs at the Brickhouse Apothecary, 105 Butternut Avenue, 45769. To be rescheduled as soon as possible.
POSTPONED: Saturday 13 June at 5 p.m. in Amherst, Ohio
Poetic Expressions from the Heart featuring a workshop, John Burroughs, and open mic hosted by Debra Rose at Arabica Coffee Bistro, 254 Park Avenue, 44001.
Thursday 23 July at 7 p.m. ONLINE
NeuroNautic Institute Presents John Burroughs, Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand & Jane Ormerod, hosted by Matthew Hupert.
4 through 6 September ONLINE
2020 National Beat Poetry Festival, online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCilhqGXf2CAARg7N7EjwNQg.
Monday 5 October at 5 p.m. ONLINE
Bronx Book Fair presents “The Beat Goes On” featuring Ron Whitehead, John Burroughs, William F. DeVault, Igor Goldkind, Deborah Tosun Kilday, Tammi Truax, and Chryssa Velissariou.
Saturday 17 October at 6 p.m. ONLINE
SpoFest Open Mic Poetry and Prose presents Kari Gunter-Seymour, John Burroughs, Karen Craigo, Walter Bargen and Aliki Barnstone. View it at https://www.facebook.com/SpoFest/videos/1077209229398979/.
Thursday 24 January in Lorain, Ohio
We're No Angels: An evening of poetry performances featuring Dave Lucas (Poet Laureate of Ohio) with Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs at Speak of the Devil, 201 W. 5th Street, 44052.
Friday 1 February at 7 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Madhouse Sessions feat. Ray Swaney, John Burroughs, Barry Graham, Leo Todd Jarret, Erika Blakemore and musical guest Pavlica at Guide To Kulchur, 5222 Lorain Avenue, 44102.
Sunday 10 March at 3 p.m. in South Euclid, Ohio
Second Sunday Poets featuring John Burroughs, hosted by Doc Janning at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1876 S. Green Road, 44121.
Thursday 14 March at 6:30 p.m. in Clarion, Pennsylvania
Clarion County Arts Council and Tobeco present Open Mic & John Burroughs at Michelle’s Cafe, 611 Main Street, 16214.
Sunday 17 March at 6:30 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Peripatetic Poets will feature John Burroughs, hosted by Doug Rutledge at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff Avenue, 43210.
Friday 22 March at 7:30 p.m. in Denver, Colorado
Kleft Jaw Press and Bolder Writers present Kruhaus featuring poets from across the country including John Burroughs and Shelley Chernin at Hooked on Colfax, 3213 E Colfax Avenue, 80206.
Friday 4 April at 6:30 p.m. in Canton, Ohio
FOL and Muskellunge Are Locally Literate! featuring Diane Kendig, Cat Russell, Laura Grace Weldon, John Burroughs and Shelley Chernin at Muskellunge Brewing Company, 425 5th Street NW, 44702.
Saturday 13 April in South Euclid, Ohio
Publishing Poetry in Northeast Ohio. Crisis Chronicles Press, represented by Shelley Chernin, Rikki Santer and John Burroughs, took part in a Northeast Ohio literary roundtable and book fair at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1876 S. Green Road, 44121.
Wednesday 17 April in Cleveland, Ohio
The Queer Community Read: a night of poetry, storytelling, and readings from Cleveland’s LGBTQIA+ artists including John Burroughs at St. John’s Parish Hall, 2600 Church Avenue at W. 26th Street, 44113.
Sunday 28 April from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
National Poetry Month Book Fair featured John Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles, along with many other presses at Coffee Coffee Coffee, 4193 Pearl Road, 44109.
31 May through June 2 in Hauppage, New York
John Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles Press were part of the Walt Whitman Bicentennial Convention featuring the release of Poets to Come, the Whitman bicentennial anthology.
Thursday 13 June at 5:30 p.m. in Athens, Ohio
Spoken + Heard featured John Burroughs and Hanif Abdurraqib, hosted by Athens Poet Laureate: Kari Gunter-Seymour at the The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, 45701.
Saturday 15 June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Poetry Association hosted a publishing workshop featuring John Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles Press along with other notable publishers from across the state at Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Avenue, 43215.
Sunday 7 July from 5:45 to 8 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
John Burroughs was one of several featured artists during the Noise Lunch 7 Year Anniversary Cookout/Potluck Throwdown! at Now That's Class, 11213 Detroit Avenue, 44102.
Saturday 27 July from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
John Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles Press participated in Literary Cleveland’s annual Inkubator festival.
Thursday 1 August in Columbus, Ohio
John Burroughs, Dave Lucas, Pauletta Hansel and others were featured poets during the OPA's Ohio Poetry Showcase at the Ohio State Fair.
Saturday 10 August at 2 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
John Burroughs was one of many performers taking part in the John Cage Musicircus, part of SaturStravaganza - moCa 50th Community Celebration at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland moCa, 11400 Euclid Avenue, 44106.
Tuesday 13 August at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
CLE Uncorked featured John Burroughs, Sara Minges and much more at CLE Urban Winery, 2180 Lee Road, 44118.
Friday 16 August at 6:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
SAYMO Open Mic Poetry Night featured John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik. Hosted by Georgia Reash at SAYMO Collective + Gallery, 16205 Lorain Avenue, 44111.
Saturday 17 August at 8 p.m. in Monroe, Michigan
Madhouse & Firefly present: HEAT featured Dan Denton, AE Audamatic Harris, Leo Jarret, William. F. Devault, John Burroughs and more at Serendipitous Vintage, 403 E. Front Street, 48161.
30 August through 1 September in Connecticut
National Beat Poetry Festival & Awards Weekend. John Burroughs was one of the featured poets and honored as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio.
*30 August in Torrington, CT at Noelke Gallery, 15 Water Street, 06790
*31 August in New Hartford, CT at The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 06057
*1 September in New Hartford, CT at Farm River Cafe, 526 Main Street, 06057
Wednesday 4 September at 7 p.m. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The Hoot featured Robert Carr and John Burroughs at Café Espresso, 800 Islington Street 03801.
Sunday 8 September at 6 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio
Uncloistered Poetry featured John Burroughs, Jeanette Powers, Barbara Sabol and Clarissa Jakobsons at Calvino’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 3143 W Central Avenue, 43606.
Tuesday 17 September at 7 p.m. in Woodstock, New York
Woodstock Open Mic Poetry featured Jeanette Powers and John Burroughs, with open mic hosted by Shiv Mirabito, at Mothership Gallery, 6 Hillcrest Avenue, 12498.
Friday 20 September in New York, New York
John Burroughs, Jeanette Powers and more performed during Puma Perl’s quarterly Pandemonium at the Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery at Joey Ramone Place, 10003. More details forthcoming.
Saturday 21 September at 1:30 p.m. in Oceanside, New York
Jeanette Powers, John Burroughs and John Greiner read at the Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Avenue, 11572.
Sunday 22 September in Riverhead, New York
Jeanette Powers and John Burroughs were featured poets for Poetry Street at Sunny's Riverhead Diner & Grill, 87 East Main Street, 11901.
28 through 29 September in Orange, Massachusetts
John Burroughs, Paul Richmond and Doug Anderson were among the featured poets during the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival at Forster's Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road, 01364. Click here for the full Spoken Word Stage schedule.
11 through 13 October in Kansas City, Missouri
Fountainverse: KC's Small Press Poetry Fest at Capsule, 1664 Broadway Boulevard, 64108.
Friday 25 October from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
John was one of the featured poets during Altered Landscapes: Poets Interpreting Surrealist Landscape Photography (part of Cleveland Photo Fest) at Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road, 44118.
Friday 1 November at 7 p.m. in Boone, North Carolina
John Burroughs and Beth Copeland in Conversation w/ a reading at Foggy Pine Books, 471 W King Street, 28607.
Saturday 2 November at 3 p.m. in Sylva, North Carolina
Beth Copeland and John Burroughs read at City Lights Bookstore, 3 East Jackson Street, Sylva, North Carolina 28779.
Friday 8 November from 8 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Shawn Pavey, Jason Baldinger and John Burroughs read at Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113. This will also be the official hometown book release party for John’s Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019, published by Venetian Spider Press.
Saturday 9 November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Avon Lake, Ohio
John Burroughs was one of the featured authors during Read /Write/Local 2019 at the Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Boulevard, 44012.
Saturday 16 November at 2 p.m. in Mansfield, Ohio
Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge featured Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs at Main Street Books, 104 N. Main Street, 44902.
Thursday 21 November at 6:30 p.m. in Elyria, Ohio
Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs, plus Open Mic at Roxy’s Emporium, 604 Middle Avenue, 44035.
Saturday 23 November at 2 p.m. in South Euclid, Ohio
Crisis Chronicles and NightBallet Presses presented their Class of 2019 celebration reading at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1876 S. Green Road, 44121. Featured poets included Karen Schubert, Nick Gardner, Nicole Hennessy, Elaine Schleiffer, Cat Russell, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Lisa Dougherty and Julio Montalvo Valentin.
Monday, 25 November from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
John Burroughs was Writer in the Window at Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, 44106.
Wednesday 18 December in Painesville, Ohio
Words and Wine featured John Burroughs at the Steele Mansion, 348 Mentor Avenue 44077. Plus open mic hosted by Margie DeLong.
27 January at 2 p.m. in Sandusky, Ohio
Coffeehouse Poetry featuring John Burroughs & Dianne Borsenik, hosted by the Firelands Writing Center and Bottom Dog Press at Mr. Smith's Coffee House, 140 Columbus Avenue, 44870.
24 February at 4 p.m. in Euclid, Ohio
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik host a Step Up! Poetry Open Mic & Workshop at the 2018 Lake Erie Folk Fest, Room 258 in the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd Street, 44123.
30 March at 6 p.m. in Akron, Ohio
Nervous Dog Poetry and Music featuring John Burroughs, Human Host, Jason Blakely, Su Flatt, Atomic Houdini, Synchronicity Moon, Skylark Bruce, Tony Gamblin and Michael DeBenedictis at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, 1530 W Market Street, 44313.
5 April at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond will feature Mary E. Weems, Christine Howey, Mwatabu S. Okantah and John Burroughs responding with new work to the new exhibit, Drawn Together, at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, 44118.
6 April at 6 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Public debut of John Burroughs’ new book, Loss and Foundering, during the NightBallet Press reception at Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, 44106. Central Ohio poets Chuck Salmons, Steve Abbott, and Rikki Santer will read.
8 April at 4 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio
John Burroughs, Shelley Chernin and Jessie Herzfeld will perform a new collaborative piece as part of Sound Poetry: A Noise Lunch Reading, curated by Margo Emm at Mahall's, 13200 Madison Avenue, 44107.
13 April at 7 p.m. in St. Louis, Missouri
Burroughs and Borsenik Foaming at the Mouth in St. Louis at Foam, 3359 S. Jefferson Avenue, 63118.
14 April at 6 p.m. in Overland Park, Kansas
FountainVerse Poetry Reading featuring Dianne Borsenik, John Burroughs, Jason Preu and Jeanette Powers at the InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton Street, 66204.
15 April in Locust Grove, Oklahoma
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, 6603 S 438, in 74352.
16 April at 4 p.m. in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Brews-Zing II - Thirst Quenching Poetry by Burroughs, Borsenik, Dosey and Baldinger at Brews, 2 Pine Street, 72632.
20/21 April in Cleveland, Mansfield and Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Kleft Jaw Press and Crisis Chronicles Press present Kleft Crisis 2018 featuring 20+ writers from across the USA at three of northeast Ohio’s bookstores:
*Friday 4/20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Guide To Kulchur Books (Cleveland)
*Saturday 4/21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Main Street Books (Mansfield)
*Saturday 4/21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry (Cleveland Heights)
4/5/6 May in Mentor, Ohio
John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik and Elliot Nicely will represent Crisis Chronicles Press during the Haiku Society Of America Spring Meeting 2018 at the Holiday Inn Cleveland NE/Mentor, 7701 Reynolds Road, 44060.
8 May in Cleveland, Ohio
Incite: A Poetic Conversation: Dianne Borensik + John Burroughs. RA Washington discusses poetry, small presses and more with Borsenik and Burroughs at Guide to Kulchur Books, 5222 Lorain Avenue, 44102.
10 May at 7 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Broadsides & Ephemera w/ John Burroughs at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, 44120. Includes open mic, hosted by Paul Ryland.
19 May at 2 p.m. in Clinton, Connecticut
Len Fried, Alan Kleiman and John Burroughs will read at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, 06413
20 May from 2 to 10 p.m. in Northford, Connecticut
Sol’s Path Launch featuring Leslie McGrath, Terry Blackhawk and John Burroughs, hosted by Meg Harris at the Sol’s Path Writing Center, 1785 Middletown Avenue, 06472.
22 May at 7 p.m. in Portland, Maine
Loss and Foundering By John Burroughs at Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, 04101.
1 June at 4:30 p.m. in Nyack, New York
Write! hosted by River River at the Carson McCullers House, 131 S. Broadway, 10960.
2 June at 3:30 p.m. in New Hartford, Connecticut
National Beat Poetry Festival featuring John Burroughs, Tchalla Williams, special guest William DeVault and musical guest George Porto, plus open mic at The The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Avenue, 06057.
3 June at 7 p.m. in Peekskill, New York
John Burroughs, Ibrahim Asad Siddiq and others will perform during the Bean Runner Open Mic presented by The Artist Collective at the BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division Street, 10566.
4 June at 8 p.m. in Buffalo, New York
Poets Storm Nietzsche’s featuring John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Julio Montalvo Valentin and Jennifer Skelton at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen Street, 14201.
23 June at 5:55 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Shelley Chernin and John Burroughs will perform a joint set at the Peace & Healing Tent Stage during ComFest 2018 in Goodale Park, 43215. Betty Bleen, Susann Moeller, Beverly Zeimer and Alexis Rueal will also perform.
13 July at 7 p.m. in Canton, Ohio
Take the Knight Off: Inspiration Showcase featuring John Burroughs and Paul Mangus, plus Writing Knights’ first “sWord Fight” at The Local, 135 6th Street NW, 44702. Includes open mic.
17 July at 7 p.m. in Morgantown, West Virginia
MAC Literary Night featuring US Beat Poet Laureate William F. DeVault, Maryland Beat Poet Laureate Carlo Parcelli, West Virginia Beat Poet Laureate Daniel McTaggart and Ohio’s John Burroughs at Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, 26505.
4 August from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Crisis Chronicles Press and NightBallet Press will join many others to participate in the Cleveland Inkubator book fair at Cleveland Public Library, Stokes Wing, 525 Superior Avenue, 44115.
11 August at 5:30 p.m. in Amherst, Ohio
Poetry & Open Mic featuring John Burroughs at the Arabica Coffee Bistro, 254 Park Avenue, 44001. Workshop at 5:30, reading at 6. Theme: “Reflection.”
18 August from noon to 3 p.m. in Athens, Ohio
John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Ivars Balkits, Jeffrey Hanson, Becca Lachman and Kari Gunter-Seymour will be among the performers Saturday afternoon during the Athens Community Arts & Music Festival on Union Street between Court and Congress Streets, 45701.
24 August at 7 p.m. in Buffalo, New York
4th Friday with John Burroughs at Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, 688 Abbott Road, 14220. Includes open, mic, hosted by Paige Melin.
28 August at 6:30 p.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania
John Burroughs featured at Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State Street, 16501. Includes open mic, hosted by Chuck Joy.
1/2 September in New Hartford, Connecticut
National Beat Poetry Festival at The The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Avenue, 06057.
21 September at 8 p.m. in Monroe, Michigan
Madhouse & Firefly present: International Beat Poetry Festival featuring John Burroughs, Gary Bond, Leo Jarret, Barry Graham, Mackenzie Swanson, Angel Reyes, William F. DeVault, and musical guest Dave Caruso at Serendipitous Vintage, 403 E. Front Street, 48161.
28 September at 6 p.m. in Akron, Ohio
John Burroughs will be among the featured performers at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, 1530 W Market Street, 44313.
5-6 October in Frostburg, Maryland
Joh Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles Press will take part in the 2018 Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival hosted by the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts.
10 October at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Crisis Chronicles Press will celebrate the release of Steve Thomas’ The Strength of Flowers with readings by the author and Terry Provost at Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Road, 44118.
12-14 October in Kansas City, Missouri
Crisis Chronicles Press will participate in the book fair and open mic during Fountainverse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest featuring writers and presses from across the USA.
26 October at 7 p.m. in Bexley, Ohio
John Burroughs and Anna Soter will be the featured poets at Gramercy Books Bexley, 2424 East Main Street, 43209.
4 November at 2 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hell's Lid Reading Series: November will feature Alyssa Herron, Bob Walicki, Kara Knickerbocker, Nicole Onda Grynd, Joshua Tarquinio, Sarah Washburn Thornton, John Burroughs and more at Full Pint Wild Side Pub, 5310 Butler Street, 15201.
15 November at 7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Crisis Chronicles Press will celebrate the release of Rikki Santer’s book - Dodge, Tuck Roll - during her hometown book release and reading at the Book Loft of German Village, 631 S. 3rd Street, 43206.
29 November at 7 p.m. in New York, New York
NeuroNautic Institute presents John Burroughs, Kat Georges, and host Matthew Hupert at the Red Room, KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, 3rd Floor, 10003.