John's Featured Readings, Performances & Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS (all times Eastern)


11 December 2021 at 4 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio
Steve Goldberg, Leonard Kress, Audamatic and John Burroughs will be the featured performers, followed by an open mic, during Uncloistered Poets Live hosted by Jonie McIntire at the Switchboard, 912 Monroe Street, 43604.

16 December 2021 at 7 p.m. - ONLINE
Neuronautic Institute Presents
featured poets John Burroughs, Martina Salisbury and William Taylor Jr, followed by an open mic, hosted by Matthew Hupert.

17 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania
Express Yourself presents featured poet John Burroughs, followed by an open mic, hosted by Miss Mabeline at 1020 Holland Street, 16501.

7 January 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio
Visible Voice Books presents featured poets Tony Brewer, Brooke Nicole Plummer, Erik Keister, John Burroughs and friends at 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113.

12 March 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio
Visible Voice Books presents featured poets Austin Davis, John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik and friends at 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113.

21 April 2022 at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mac's Backs Books on Coventry presents featured poets John Dorsey, Victor Clevenger, Nicole Hennessy and John Burroughs at 1820 Coventry Road, 44118.

21 June 2022 at 7 p.m Eastern in Evansville, Indiana
Poetry Speaks will feature John Burroughs, hosted by William Sovern and Shakespeare's Monkey at the Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett Street, 47713.

2 thru 4 September 2022 in New Hartford, Connecticut
The National Beat Poetry Festival will feature poets from around the United States and world. More details forthcoming.

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PAST EVENTS

(extremely incomplete, but I will try to make the list as complete as possible in the near future)

2021:

April 17th at 1 p.m. - ONLINE
National Beat Poetry Foundation presents readings by Beat Poets Laureate John Burroughs, David K. Leff, William F. DeVault, Ron Whitehead, Tammi Truax, Leo Jarret, Barry Graham, Rich Ferguson, Virginia Shreve and Ernel Grant. Watch on YouTube.

22 April 2021 at 8 p.m. Eastern - ONLINE
Joliet Junior College presents Focus on Ferlingetti hosted by Bill Yarrow, also featuring John Burroughs,  Mike Hainzinger, Pam Miller, John Raffetto, and Joani Reese. Watch on YouTube.

31 July 2021 at 5 p.m. - ONLINE
The Bronx Book Fair presents Literary Jam Sessions Part 2, facilitated by John Burroughs and featuring readings by Beat Poets Laureate John Burroughs, William F. DeVault, Carlo Parcelli and George Wallace. More details here.

17 August  2021 at 7 p.m. - ONLINE
The Avon Lake Public Library presented Read/Write/Local: Unbound featuring John Burroughs with friends Doc Janning and Shelley Chernin, moderated by Gerry Vogel. Free event. Click here for more details.

27 August 2021 at 6 p.m. in South Euclid, Ohio
Poetry in the Park at the Bexley Bash featured readings by poets Doc Janning, John Burroughs, Raja Belle Freeman and Shelley Chernin at Bexley Park, 1630 Wrenford Road, 44121.

3, 4 and 5 September 2021 - ONLINE
The National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. presented their annual National and International Beat Poetry Festival featuring poets from around the world in New Hartford, Connecticut. Because this was also the weekend of his daughter's wedding, John appeared virtually instead of in person. Watch day one and day two on YouTube.

9 September 2021 at 7:30 p.m. - ONLINE
Broadsides & Ephemera featuring John Burroughs, plus open mic, hosted by Loganberry Books via Zoom.

10 September 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sara Minges presented Poetry in the Park - also featuring John Burroughs, Cat Russell, Doc Janning, Shelley Chernin, and Barbara Minney - at Harvey Pekar Park, 2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard, 44106.

25 September 2021 in Erie, Pennsylvania
100 Thousand Poets for Change at Erie's Blues and Jazz Fest featured readings by Matt Borczon,  Sean Thomas Dougherty, Mabel Howard, Kim Noyes, John Burroughs, and Abdullah Washington, plus an open mic hosted by Chuck Joy, at the Frontier Park amphitheater, 1501 W. 6th Street, 16505.

6 October 2021 at 7 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Visible Voice Books presented M.J. Arcangelini and Friends including Steve Thomas, John Burroughs, Shelley Chernin, Marc Mannheimer, Adam Brodsky, Terry Provost, Russell Vidrick, Charles Cicirella, Ben Gulyas, Smith & Lady, Steve Goldberg, Doc Janning, Mary Bodnar and Christopher Franke. 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113.

7 October 2021 at 7 p.m. in Youngstown, Ohio
John Burroughs was one of the poets who read during the Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival's Gathering In at Concept Studio, 217 W. Federal Street, 44503.

17 October 2021 at 1 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Visible Voice Books presents Poetry Bonanza featuring Tony Brewer, Jason Baldinger, Brooke Nicole Plummer and Friends (including John Burroughs). 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113.

17 October 2021 at 7 p.m. - ONLINE
Ketchupedia Poetry Radio featured John Burroughs,
hosted by Polly Alice McCann and produced by Richard Parrilla. Broadcast on One Kansas City Radio KONN-LP 100.1 FM. Listen here.

19 October 2021 at 8 p.m. - ONLINE
SpoFest Poetry and Prose will present readings by John Burroughs, Su Flatt, J.R. Turek and Polly Alice McCann. Watch video here.

24 October 2021 at 6 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
The Tongue-in-Groove Poetry Jam hosted by Heights Poet Laureate Ray McNiece presented featured poet John Burroughs plus an open mic at the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library, 15617 Waterloo Road, 44110.

6 November 2021 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Avon Lake, Ohio
John Burroughs was one of many authors participating in this year's Read/Write/Local at the Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Boulevard, 44012.

11 November 2021 at 7 p.m. - ONLINE
Athens County (and Friends) Poets & Storytellers' Thursday Open Mic featured John Burroughs, hosted by Stephanie Kendrick.


2020:

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.

Sunday 9 August at 2:15 p.m. ONLINE
Awenites featuring John Burroughs, hosted by Doc Janning.

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/.

 
2019:

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.

Tuesday 12 March at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
CLE Uncorked featuring John Burroughs, Sara Minges and much more at CLE Urban Winery, 2180 Lee Road, 44118.

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.

Sunday 15 September in Northford, Connecticut
Fall into Poetry at Sol’s Path featured Meg Harris, Jeanette Powers, John Burroughs and Jake St. John at Sol’s Path, 1785 Middletown Avenue, 06472.

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.


2018:

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)

30 April at 7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
The Poetry Forum featuring John Burroughs at Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint, 2598 N. High Street, 43202.

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.

17 May at 7 p.m. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Beat Night featuring John Burroughs and Stephen Haven at the Portsmouth Book and Bar, 40 Pleasant Street, 03801.

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.

26 May at 1:30 p.m. in Somerville, Massachusetts
Stephen Haven, Gloria Mindock, and John Burroughs at Arts at the Armory, Červená Barva Press Studio, Basement, B8, 191 Highland Avenue, 02143.

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.

7 July at 7:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio
Steven Smith and John Burroughs will read from their new books at Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Avenue, 44113. Open mic will follow.

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.

20 August at 7 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois
Waiting 4 the Bus: Weirdo Open Mic featuring John Burroughs at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 60647.

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.

18 September at 7 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio
Poetry Plus featuring John Burroughs and his 52nd birthday celebration at Art on Madison, 14203 Madison Avenue, 44107.

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.

16 October at 7 p.m. in Lakewood, Ohio
Poetry Plus featuring Juliet and the release of her book Malformed Confetti (from Crisis Chronicles Press), at Art on Madison, 13703 Madison Avenue, 44107.

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.


2017:

29 April at 3 pm in Alliance, Ohio
Rodman Public Library Poetry Reading featuring John Burroughs, Diane Kendig, Robert Miltner and Melanie Murphy.

5 May at 8 pm in Kent, Ohio
Opening night of the annual Jawbone poetry festival at Last Exit Books and Coffeehouse. Wide-open reading. Poets from across the country. Victor Clevenger’s and Luba Gawur’s new Crisis Chronicles Press chapbooks debut here.

10 June at 2 pm in Sandusky, Ohio
Killer Bs of Poetry - Jameson Bayles, Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs - hosted by the Firelands Writing Center at Mr. Smith's Coffee House, 140 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky 44870. Open mic follows the features.

14 June at 9 pm in Buffalo, New York
Words on the Rocks V featuring Damian Rucci and John Burroughs at The Alley Cat, 199 Allen Street in Buffalo.

15 June at 6:30 pm in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
CWP Presents InTENse Poetry! featuring 9 poets from 4 states: Dianne Borsenik, Ben Brindise, Damian Rucci, Jason Baldinger, Julio Valentin, Misty Becerra, John Burroughs, Richard Gegich and Nathanael Stolte at Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry.

7 July at 8 pm in Madison, Wisconsin
Madtown Poetry Open Mic featuring John Burroughs at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, 1101 Williamson Street in Madison.

14/15/16 July in Portland, Oregon
Kleft Jaw & TRUST Art Collective present: Contronym (A Fugue in E Minor) featuring poets from across the country.
*Friday: at the TRUST Art Collective.
*Saturday: at Backyard Social (John Burroughs will be one of the features).
*Sunday: at the Water Trough Saloon (Crisis Chronicles Press author Leah Mueller will be one of the features).

18 July at 7 pm in Oakland, California
Get Lit #26 at Ale Industries featuring John Burroughs and others.

19 July in Oakland, California
The Octopus Literary Salon featuring D.R. Wagner, M.J. Arcangelini, John Burroughs and Matt Cook.

26 July at 9 pm in Kansas City, Missouri
Poetic Underground presents Bill Moran with guest appearance by John Burroughs at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City 64111

28 July at 6 pm in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Thirst-quenching poetry featuring John Burroughs with special guest Cindy Olsen Mabry at Brews, 2 Pine, Eureka Springs 72632.

4/5/6 August in Michigan City, Indiana
Underground Lit Fest at the Uptown Artist Lofts, 717 Franklin Street, Michigan City 46360.
*Saturday 11am-5pm: Crisis Chronicles Press will be part of the Small Press Book and Zine Fair.
*Saturday 7-10pm: Crisis Chronicles Press authors Dianne Borsenik, Juliet Cook and John Burroughs will be among the featured poets during the evening Speakeasy.

11 August at 7 pm in Canton, Ohio
Take the Knight Off - Inspiration Showcase featuring John Burroughs, Alicia Young, The Derrick Terrill Project and more at The Local, 135 N. 6th Street in Canton.

13 August at 4 pm in Toledo, Ohio
Punch Through the Envelope: How to Make Editors Notice Your Work, a workshop with editors Dianne Borsenik (NightBallet Press) and John Burroughs (Crisis Chronicles Press) at the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo, 2702 W. Sylvania Avenue.

13 August at 6 pm in Toledo, Ohio
August Uncloistered featuring John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik and Andy Roberts at Calvino's Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3143 W Central Avenue in Toledo.

26 August at 7 pm in Cleveland, Ohio
Poetry for the People 3 hosted by Twelve Literary and Performance Arts Incubator featuring Christine Howey, John Burroughs, Akeem Jamal Rollins, Eva Barrett, Ephraim Nehemiah and Dominicque Smith in Public Square downtown.

3 September at 7 pm in Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Banks presents Sound Of Shadows (with John Burroughs, Jessie Herzfeld, Shelley Chernin and Scott Murphy) during Noise Lunch: Protest Music at Now That's Class.

5 October at 7 p.m. in Keyport, New Jersey
Poetry in the Port #41 featuring John Burroughs, Justin Woo, Chelsea Palermo & Matthew Hupert, hosted by Damian Rucci at Espresso Joes, 50 W Front Street, Keyport 07735 .

13/14 October in Frostburg, Maryland
11th annual Western Maryland Independent Literature Festival at the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main Street, Frostburg 21532. Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs will read at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Crisis Chronicles Press will participate in the book fair.

1 thru 4 November from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
For four consecutive days John Burroughs will be Writer in the Window at Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights 44106.

18 November from 2 to 4 p.m. in Mansfield, Ohio
Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge will feature several Oct Tongue 2 authors at Main Street Books, 104 N Main St Mansfield, Ohio, OH 44902. Oct Tongue 2 (2017, Crisis Chronicles Press) is a collaborative book featuring at least 31 poems each by Lyn Lifshin, George Wallace, Margaret Bashaar, Eric Anderson, Dianne Borsenik, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Kathleen Cerveny and Juliet Cook. More details forthcoming.

21 November from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Hamden, Connecticut
Crisis Chronicles Press and Diaphanous Press celebrate the launch of Inquiry into Loneliness by Meg Harris, Hourglass Studies by Krysia Jopek, and the latest from Diaphanous. Featured readings by Leslie McGrath, Krysia Jopek, Meg Harris and John Burroughs at The Outer Space / The Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street in Hamden 06514. Open mic to follow the features.


2016:

2/27 @ 7 p.m. - Cleveland Heights, OH - at Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry - with

Jameson Bayles, Shawn Pavey, Jason Ryberg & Dianne Borsenik.

2/28 @ 7 p.m. - Cleveland, OH - at Guide To Kulchur: Text, Art, and News - with

Jameson Bayles, Shawn Pavey, Jason Ryberg & Dianne Borsenik.

3/21 @ 7 p.m. - Canton, OH - at Cultured Coffee & Waffles - Stark Knights with Mindi Kirchner-Greenway.

4/8 @ 7:30 p.m. - Cleveland, OH - at The Morgan Conservatory - Kozo Reading Series with Dan Smith, Leonard Kress & Christine Howey.

4/15-17 - Kansas City, MO - at Prospero's Books - three day Poetry Throwdown with many poets.

4/17 - Blue Summit, MO - at Charlie Parker’s grave in Lincoln Cemetery with many poets.

4/21 @ 7 p.m. - Canton, OH - at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop - Stark Knights with Theresa Göttl Brightman, Mary A. Turzillo and musical guest Tori Scwejk.

5/4 @ 7 p.m. - Youngstown, OH - at Suzie's Dogs & Drafts - with Dianne Borsenik and

Matthew Minicucci.

5/7 @ 3 p.m. - Cleveland, OH - at the Barking Spider Tavern - Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest/Reading and Anthology Release.

5/21 @ 2 p.m. - Mansfield, OH - at Main Street Books - Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge with Michael Veloff.

5/21 @ 6 p.m. - Lorain, OH - at The Lorain Arts Council - with Bruce Weigl, Dianne Borsenik, Tom Adams, Liz Delgado, Ryan Sagert & Robert J. Moore.

6/4 @ 8 p.m. - Cleveland, OH - at Twelve Literary and Performance Arts Incubator - Gather with Daniel Gray-Kontar, Marisol Ramos, Terry Provost, Alishia Mccoy & host Eris Venia Eady.

6/12 @ 6 p.m. - Toledo, OH - at the Black Cloister Brewing Company - with Dianne Borsenik, Bill Hurley, Leonard Kress, Jackie Koch & Tom Barden.

7/13 @ 5 p.m. - Buffalo, NY - Policies of Truth at Burning Books - with Joey Nicoletti, Dianne Borsenik & George Guida.

8/6 - Cleveland, OH - at SPACES - Expedition: Spaces II: A Guided Journey of Words, Sights & Sounds! - with Tim Kaiser, Machine Listener, Marcia Custer + Alyssa D'Amico + Beth Lomske, Mike McNamara + Nathan Melaragno, Dan Cook and Marc Lansley.

8/27 @ 7 p.m. - Pittsburgh, PA - at Most Wanted Fine Art - FREE Jesus POEMS ABOUT Jesus with Hyacinth Girl Press & many performers.

9/6 @ 6:30 p.m. - Painesville, OH - Words & Wine at Bistro70.

9/25 @ 4 p.m. - Cleveland, OH - Bop Stop at the Music Settlement - Etienne Massicotte presents: New and Unusual Sounds of the Trumpet - performances will include a trumpet and spoken word collaboration by Étienne Massicotte & John Burroughs.

9/29 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Ekphrastacy at Heights Arts - with Heather Ann Schmidt, Holly Jensen & Miles Budimir.

10/30 @ noon - South Euclid, OH - Author Author at the Coffee Phix Cafe - with Mindy Carter, Abby McCarthy, Ericka Thornton, Mary R. Woldering & Alex Grayson.


2015: to be added soon

 

2014:

Cleveland, Ohio — Crisis/Ballet Book Release Party — Barking Spider Tavern
Saturday 1/25/2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. —
Celebrating new chap
books by three of NE Ohio’s finest poets: Steve Brightman (whose 13 Ways of Looking at Lou Reed was just published by Crisis Chronicles Press), Dianne Borsenik (Corpus Lingua, The Poet’s Haven Press), and Dan Smith (The Liquid of Her Skin, the Suns of Her Eyes, NightBallet Press). John Burroughs emceed an open mic.  Barking Spider, 11310 Juniper Road in Cleveland.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — A Confluence of Poets — Modern Formations Gallery
Saturday 2/8/2014 at 8 p.m. —
Presented by Lilliput Review and featuring these poets: Sara Ries (from Buffalo, NY), Chuck Joy (Erie, PA), Dianne Borsenik & John Burroughs (Cleveland, OH), Ally Malinenko & John Grochalski (New York, NY), Maggie Glover (San Francisco, CA) and Pittsburgh’s own Heather McNaugher, Kristofer Collins & Don Wentworth.  Admission: $5 or a Covered Dish. Modern Formations, 4919 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh.

Lakewood, Ohio — Mondays at Mahall’s — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 3/3/2014 at 7:30 p.m. — The Mondays at Mahall’s poetry and prose series features Super Boys author Brad Ricca and the launch of Crisis Chronicles Press’ new book Songs in the Key of Cleveland: An Anthology of the 2013 Best Cleveland Poem Competition.  An open mic will follow the features.  Emceed by Catherine Criswell.  Mahall’s 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Road in Lakewood.

Cleveland, Ohio — Snoetry 4: A Kulchural Winter Wordfest — Guide to Kulchur
Sunday 3/16/2014 from noon to 11 p.m. — Lix & Kix, clevelandpoetry.com and friends present the fourth almost annual Snoetry festival, with an open mic from noon to 1, followed by 60 featured poets from several states (Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and of course Ohio), in Cleveland for the first time ever.  Close to a dozen Crisis Chronicles Press authors will participate. Guide to Kulchur, 1386 W. 65th Street in Cleveland.  More details at
www.snoetry.com.

Cleveland, Ohio — Write Club — Literary Cafe
Saturday 4/5/2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
Serena Castells and John Burroughs will be the featured poets during this month’s Write Club hosted by Writing Knights at the Literary Cafe, 1031 Literary Road in Cleveland.  Writing Knights Press will celebrate new book releases by Serena Castells and Sharon Gariepy Frye.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 4/7/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Frank Giampietro, interim director of the CSU Poetry Center and author of Begin Anywhere, will be the evening’s featured poet, followed by an open mic.
 John Burroughs carries on as series host this month. Click here for more details. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Grafton, Ohio — National Poetry Month event — Grafton Reintegration Center
Thursday 4/17/2014 at 5:30 p.m. —
 John Burroughs will perform his poetry for the residents of the Grafton Reintegration Center and serve as one of the judges for their poetry slam.

Cleveland, Ohio — CPT: Station Hope — St. John’s Episcopal Church
Saturday 4/26/2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. —
 Crisis Chronicles Press and others will participate in HobGob Press’ “Underground Poetry” presentation in the basement of St. John’s Episcopal Church during
Station Hope: A Block-Party with a Purpose, an Arts Event for the People, a Celebration of Hope, presented by Cleveland Public Theatre, Ohio City Incorporated and Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman.  2600 Church Street in Cleveland.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 5/5/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured readings by Dawn Shepler Shimp with Smith and Lady, followed by an open mic. 
John Burroughs will host. More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — EKPHRASTACY: Poets Respond — HeightsArts
Thursday 5/8/2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
 Poets John Burroughs, Linda Tuthill, Bunny Breslin and Jill Sell will read their work inspired by the current exhibition (Morganites: Fiber in Flux, curated by Tom Balbo) at HeightsArts Gallery, 2375 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.  More details forthcoming.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest — Mac’s Backs
Wednesday 5/14/2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
 John Burroughs will be one of many poets participating in this year’s event at Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights. Joshua Gage will host.  Click here for more details.

Willoughby, Ohio — Best Cleveland Poem Competition — Willoughby Brewing Co.
Monday 6/1/2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. —
 Sponsored by Tim Misny, hosted by Ray NcNiece.  In late 2014, Crisis Chronicles Press will publish an anthology of the best poems submitted to this contest.  Click here for more details.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 6/2/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured readings by Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook, followed by an open mic. More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Words Dance in the Night Ballet — Modern Formations Galley
Saturday 6/14/2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. —
Words Dance Publishing and NightBallet Press present featured poets Dianne Borsenik, Amanda Oaks, John Dorsey, John Burroughs, Nikki Allen, Karen Lillis, Heather McNaugher, Jason Irwin, Karen Lillis and Jason Baldinger, who will being reading round robin in the dark. Multiple books will be released. Modern Formations is located at 4919 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh.

Columbus, Ohio — Community Festival 2014 — Columbus
Saturday 6/28/2014 —
 John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Connie Everett, Mark Hersman and Ben Rader will be among the Ohio poets performing during this year’s ComFest in Columbus.  More details forthcoming. 

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 7/7/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured readings by Jack McGuane, Chuck Joy and Eva Xanthopoulos, followed by an open mic.  More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Cleveland, Ohio — Mad Sing You II Poetry/Music Fest — Pat’s in the Flats
Sunday 7/20/2014 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. —
Jesus Crisis Ban/ne/d (John Burroughs & guitarist JJ Haaz), Tom Adams with Goggles Pisano, The Leftovers (featuring Steven B. Smith and Shawn Mishak), Shelley Chernin, Terry Provost (backing band: the Rickety Claque, featuring Dave Shaggy Snodgrass), and dan smith and the Deep Cleveland Trio (Morgan Ellington, Miles Budimir & Eric Anderson) will be among the many musical and spoken word performers at the second annual Mad Sing You festival.  More details forthcoming.  2233 W. 3rd Street in Cleveland.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 8/4/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured readings by Sean Thomas Dougherty, John Dorsey and John Swain, followed by an open mic.  More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Painesville, Ohio — Words and Wine — Your Vine or Mine
Tuesday 8/5/2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. —
 
John Burroughs will be the featured poet during Words and Wine at Your Vine or Mine, 154 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio.  This event will begin with an open mic.

Erie, Pennsylvania — Voices from the Viaduct — McBride Viaduct
Friday 8/15/2014 at 7:30 p.m. —
Poets’ Hall weekly gathering moves to the McBride Viaduct (located 12th and East Ave north entrance).  Featured poets: Ron Androla, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Ron Hayes, Veronica Hopkins, John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Fazed Cookies’ host Michael Bennett, Marisa Moks-Unger, Kim Noyes, Greg Brown, and Keith Moses.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Oct Tongue -1 Book Release — Mac’s Backs
Wednesday 8/27/2014 at 7 p.m. —
 
Crisis Chronicles Press will debut the new book Oct Tongue -1 (written by Mary Weems, John Swain, Steven Smith, Lady [Kathy Smith], Shelley Chernin, John Burroughs and Steve Brightman) and the authors will read at this event.  Mac’s Backs is at 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights.  Click here for more info.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 9/1/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured poets Ray McNiece and Mary Weems, followed by an open mic. Click here for more details. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Lakewood, Ohio — Cleveland’s Starving Artist and Vendors Bazaar — Foundry Club
Sunday 9/7/2014 from 5 to 10 p.m. —
 Crisis Chronicles and NightBallet Presses
will participate in this special event featuring food, art, clothing, live entertainment and more at the Foundry Club, 11729 Detroit Road in Lakewood.  Click here for more information.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 10/6/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
Featured poets will be contributors to the 2014 Lipsmack anthology published by NightBallet Press. Scheduled so far: Jennifer Hambrick (Columbus), Andy Roberts (Columbus), Jason Baldinger (Pittsburgh), and Dan Smith (Cleveland).  An open mic will follow. More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Cleveland, Ohio — Renegade Flowers: levyfest 2014 — CSU Library
Friday 10/24 thru Sunday 10/26/2014 — Crisis Chronicles Press will be among many participating in this year’s levyfest in Cleveland. We’ll have a table set up Saturday at CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library. Editor John Burroughs will read 8:50 Saturday evening at the Lava Lounge. Other press authors will participate throughout the weekend. More details here.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 11/3/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featuring the group Writer’s Root authors Regina Geither and Elise Geither, followed by an open mic.  Crisis Chronicles Press will debut
Elise Geither’s new chapbook at this event. More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Sandusky, Ohio — Coffeehouse Reading Series — Mr. Smith’s Coffeehouse
Saturday 11/8/2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. —
 Featured poet John Burroughs will read, followed by an open mic.  Hosted by Bottom Dog Press and the Firelands Writing Center.  More info here.

Amherst, Ohio — Cemetery Arts Productions — Arabica Coffee Bistro
Friday 12/12/2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
Event will feature poetry and music by Ryan Sagert, Ruben Escandon, Jeremy Ryzhevski, John Burroughs and more TBA.  Click here for details.

Lakewood, Ohio — Monday at Mahall’s Poetry & Prose — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 12/1/2014 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. —
 Featured poets Clarissa Jakobsons (Aurora, OH), Juliet Cook (Medina, OH) and Baraka Noel (Wheaton, MD), followed by an open mic. More details forthcoming. 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

Erie, Pennsylvania — Friday Night Writes — Poets’ Hall
Friday 12/15/2014 from 8 to 10 p.m. —
John Burroughs will be the evening’s featured poet, followed by an open mic.  More details forthcoming.

Canton, Ohio — Writing Knights: Apocalypse — Journey Art Gallery
Friday 12/12/2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
A catered event featuring four dynamic performers – John Burroughs, Andi Line, styles83 and Zach – at Journey Art Gallery, 431 4th Street NW.  Click here for more info.

2013:

Erie, Pennsylvania — Snoetry 3 and a Half: A Winter Wordfest — Poets Hall
Friday 1/25 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 1/26/2013 from noon to midnight —
Lix and Kix and The International Fellowship of Poets and Spoken Word Artists team up to present the 3rd Snoetry festival in 4 years, featuring poets from several states.

Shaker Heights, Ohio — Poetry in the Woods — Shaker Heights Public Library
Thursday 2/14/2013 from 7 to 9 p.m.
John Burroughs and Margie Shaheed join jazz and spoken word impresario Vince Robinson and friends for a very special Valentine's Day event at the Shaker Library's Bertram Woods branch, 20600 Fayette Road in Shaker Heights. 

Ypsilanti, Michigan — Madhouse Poetry — The Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery  
Friday 2/22/2013 from 7 to 9 p.m.
John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Kat Steih, Kody Jon Klein and Sound Sorceress and the Universal Circles Band will be among the featured performers during this special event emceed by Leo Todd Jarrett at The Ugly Mug, 317 W. Cross Avenue in Ypsilanti. 

Oberlin, Ohio — ReadWrite Productions — Slow Train Cafe 
Thursday 3/14/2013 from 8 to 11 p.m.
John Burroughs will be the featured poet during this special open mic event hosted by Meeko Israel for ReadWrite Productions at the Slow Train Cafe, 55 E. College Street in Oberlin, Ohio.  

Columbus, Ohio — The Poetry Forum — Rumba Café  
Monday 3/25/2013 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. —
John Burroughs will be featured poet during The Poetry Forum at the Rumba Café, 2507 Summit Street in Columbus. Details here. 

Cleveland, Ohio — Writing Knights Press Presents — Literary Cafe 
Saturday 4/6/2013
John Burroughs will be headlining this special poetry and music event hosted by Writing Knights at the Literary Cafe, Literary Rd. in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. More details forthcoming. 

Toledo, Ohio — Artomatic 419 — 911 N. Summit Street
Saturday 4/13/2013 from 4 to 6 p.m.
John Burroughs and several Crisis Chronicles and NightBallet Press authors will perform at this festival hosted by the Toledo Arts Commission. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/231431926999014 

Cleveland, Ohio — Broken Pulpit Poetry Extravaganza — The Center for Rock Research
Saturday 4/20/2013 at 7 p.m.
John Burroughs will be one of dozens of poets from around the country performing during the first blast of Broken Pulpit, hosted by Steve Goldberg.  Other readers include Lynn Alexander (Pittsburgh, PA), Eric Alleman (Youngstown, OH), Jeff Bowen (Cleveland, OH), Miles Budimir (Cleveland, OH), Paul Corman Roberts (Oakland, CA), Katie Daley (Cleveland, OH), Bill Gainer (Sacramento, CA), TM Gottl (Cleveland, OH), Bill Howe (Cincinnati, OH), Ray McNiece (Cleveland, OH), Frank Prpic (Cleveland, OH), Jason Ryberg (Kansas City, MO), John Swain (Louisville, KY), William Taylor Jr (San Francisco, CA), Zarina Zabrisky (San Francisco, CA), and Eris Zion Venia (Cleveland, OH).  The evening will also feature music from the robust percussion band Primal Rhythms and local rock favorite Morticia’s Chair.

Cleveland, Ohio — Broken Pulpit Tremont Crawl — assorted venues 
Sunday 4/21/2013 from 1 p.m. to infinity
Several Crisis Chronicles Press authors will be among the dozens of poets taking part in the Broken Pulpit Tremont Crawl happening at assorted venues around the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. John will read/emcee from 4 to 5 during the Grumpy’s Café leg. More details here.  

Millersburg, Ohio — 2nd Annual Poesies — Jitters Coffee House
Saturday 4/27/2013 from 7 to 10 p.m. —
 John Burroughs, T.M. Gottl and Sara Holbrook will be guest performance poets at the 2nd annual Poesies open poetry slam competition. More details here. 

Delaware, Ohio — Poetry & Music Open Mic — Beehive Books
Wednesday 6/5/2013
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will be featured poets.  Mark Hersman and Jennifer Hambrick will emcee.  Featured music provided by David Kender. 

Canton, Ohio — Stardust Poetry — Karma Café
Friday 6/21/2013 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Poet's Haven will release John Burroughs' new chapbook, It Takes More than Chance to Make Change, and he and Joshua Gage will be the evening's featured poets during Stardust Poetry at the Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton, Ohio. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Lix and Kix and Pittsburgh — East End Book Exchange
Saturday 6/22/2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. —
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will join Jason Baldinger, Nikki Allen and Renee Alberts for a wild night of poetry in the Steel City.  Join us at East End, 4754 Liberty Avenue. 

Lakewood, Ohio — Mondays at Mahall's — Mahall's 20 Lanes
Monday 7/15/2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. —
John Burroughs (accompanied by guitarist JJ Haaz) will be the featured poet during Monday's at Mahall's, hosted by Catherine Criswell.  This event will also feature a Great Lakes Review book release. 

Mansfield, Ohio — Borderlands Poetry — Main Street Books
Saturday 7/20/2013 from 2 to 4 p.m.
John Burroughs and Kate Westfall will be featured poets at this special afternoon event hosted by Mark Jordan at Main Street Books, 104 North Main Street in Mansfield. Event will include an open mic.

Cleveland, Ohio — Lake Effect Sunday Fundrive — MoCa
Sunday 7/21/2013 from 12 to 1 p.m. 
 John Burroughs will read/perform from noon to 1 p.m. at MoCa offee shop, 10435 Clifton Blvd in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of a Sunday Fundrive benefit for the Cleveland's Lake Effect poetry slam team.  The whole event runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.and will include readings by lots of other poets. 

Erie, Pennsylvania — Summer Special Double Feature — Poets' Hall
Saturday 7/27 from 7 to 10 p.m.
John Burroughs and Cee Williams will be featured poets at Poet's Hall, 1136 E. Lake Road in Erie. Crisis Chronicles Press will debut a pair of new Cee Williams chapbooks at this event.  Chuck Joy will emcee.

Cleveland, Ohio — Pandemonium 2013: Shine — Cleveland Public Theatre
Saturday 9/7/2013 at 7:30 p.m.
John Burroughs will perform a set of original works entitled God Awful Poetry: Lamb Pooning the Aw, Mighty during this annual fundraiser for the Cleveland Public Theatre.

Cleveland, Ohio — 24-Hour Zine-A-Thon — Guide to Kulchur
Saturday 9/21/2013 
Guide to Kulchur: Text Art and News will unveil their co-op space, permanent zine collection and black box performance stage with 24 hours of poetry, film and more beginning at 7 pm on Friday 9/20.  John Burroughs will perform sometime on Saturday, and several Crisis Chronicles Press authors will be scattered among the weekend's performers. .

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Rustbelt Exchange — East End Book Exchange
Friday 9/27/2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. —
Poets John Burroughs, John Dorsey, Steve Brightman, Dianne Borsenik and Jason Baldinger will read from their latest books at the East End Book Exchange, 4754 Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh. 

Cleveland, Ohio — 100 Thousand Poets for Change — Visible Voice Books
Saturday 9/28/2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
 Catherine Criswell will host.  John Burroughs will co-host. Featured authors will include Susan Grimm, RA Washington, Stacie Leatherman and Michael Hemery, with guest performances by Carmen Callahan and Ray McNiece's Tongue-in-Groove band.  Visible Voice Books + Wine, 1023 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Cleveland Salon Book Launch — Coventry Library
Thursday 10/1/2013 at 7 p.m. 

— Kattywompus Press celebrates the release of
While You Were Sleeping I Dreamt a Poem, the 2013 Pudding House Salon-Cleveland anthology edited by Sammy Greenspan.  Contributors include John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, Shelley Chernin, Dan Smith, Sammy Greenspan, Kathleen Cerveny, Meredith Holmes, Christine Howey, Clarissa Jakobsons, Linda Goodman Robiner, Catherine Criswell, Barbara Sabol, Rose M. Smith and Linda Tuthill.  Coventry Village Library, 1925 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. More info forthcoming.

Cincinnati, Ohio — Queen City Open Mic — Rohs Street Cafe
Thursday 10/10/2013 at 6 p.m. 

—John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will lead a poetry workshop and give a dual featured reading/performance during the Queen City Open Mic at Rohs Street Cafe, 245 W. McMillan in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Akron, Ohio — Night Murmurs — Rubber City Recording Studios
Saturday 11/16/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
John Burroughs and Mwatabu S. Okantah will be among the evening's featured performers during Night Murmurs at Rubber City Recording Studios and Polymer City Records on 68 West Exchange Street in Akron.  Jen Pezzo will host. 

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Writing Knights: The Apocalypse — Mac's Backs
Saturday 12/28/2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
John Burroughs, Quartez Harris, Brandon Stroud and Johnny Habu will be among the featured artists for this special event hosted by Writing Knights Press at Mac's Backs Books, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights.  More details forthcoming.

2012 through 2008 to be added soon 

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