John as Event Host

Between 2008 and 2020, John Burroughs curated, emceed and promoted a number of poetry reading series and special events across the Rust Belt. These include:

Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza
(monthly series co-hosted with Dianne Borsenik)
at 806 Wine and Martini Bar (Cleveland, OH)
at Visible Voice Books (Cleveland, OH)
at Bela Dubby (Lakewood, OH)

October 2008 thru November 2011

(weekly series and other events)
at Jim's Coffeehouse & Diner (Elyria, OH)
at Scott Duncan Photography (Elyria, OH)

November 2010 thru June 2011

Poets of Lorain County Present
(monthly series and other events)
at Avon Lake Public Library (Avon Lake, OH)

at Lorain Arts Council (Lorain, OH)
January 2011 thru June 2011

Monday at Mahall's Poetry and Prose
(monthly series)
at Mahall's 20 Lanes (Lakewood, OH)
April 2014 thru August 2015*

Poetry Plus

(monthly series)
at Art on Madison (Lakewood, OH)

July 2019 thru February 2020

Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest

(co-hosted with Dianne Borsenik)
16 Jan 2010 at Last Wordsmith Book Shoppe (North East, PA)
2 to 8 Feb 2011 at Jim's Coffeehouse & Diner (Elyria, OH)
25 & 26 Jan 2013 at Poets' Hall (Erie, PA), joined by guest co-host Cee Williams
16 Mar 2014 at Guide to Kulchur (Cleveland, OH)
24 Jan 2015 at the Avalon Hotel (Erie, PA), joined by guest co-host Cee Willams

Besides these, John has also curated and/or emceed random poetry events at the following locations since 2008:
Mac's Backs Books (Cleveland Heights, OH)
Visible Voice Books (Cleveland, OH)
Guide to Kulchur: Text/Art/News (Cleveland, OH)
Barking Spider Tavern (Cleveland, OH)
Morgan Conservatory (Cleveland, OH)
Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cleveland, OH)
The Lorain Arts Council (Lorain, OH)
Black River Reservation (Elyria, OH)
Ely Park (Elyria, OH)
Heights Arts (Cleveland Heights, OH)
Healing Chapel (Coolville, OH)
Williamstown Bridge (Marietta, OH)
Sterling Spencer Sculpture Garden (Richwood, WV)

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Incomplete list of featured poets/artists (to be fleshed out as time permits):

4/7 - Featured poet Frank Giampietro.
5/5 - Featured poets Dawn Shepler Shimp, Steven B. Smith & Lady Smith.
6/2 - Featured poets Sara Holbrook & Michael Salinger.
7/7 - Featured poets Jack McGuane, Eva Xanthopoulos & Chuck Joy. Guest host: Terry Provost.
8/4 - Featured poets Sean Thomas Dougherty, John Dorsey & John Swain.
9/4 - Featured poets Jennifer Hambrick, Andy Roberts, Jason Baldinger & Dan Smith, with Lipsmack 2014 book release.
10/1 - Featured poets Ray McNiece & Mary Weems.
11/6 - Featured authors Elise Geither & Regina Geither.
12/1 - Featured poets Juliet Cook, Baraka Noel and Clarissa Jakobsons.

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