I’m excited to have been selected to perform from the Word Is Art stage at the 50th annual Columbus Arts Festival on Saturday June 4th 2011 at 2:40 p.m.  For a full list of poets performing, see http://columbusartsfestival.org/performance_stages/show/9.

I’ll be a part of several poetry events this month, including another PoetryElyria, a benefit for NoKidHungry in Perrysburg and our final Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza in Lakewood (for now).  After June, I plan to take a break from live reading and event hosting, with one exception: I’m helping organize an event in Elyria on September 24th in conjunction with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change project (more details on that in the near future).  Maybe if Harold Camping’s wrong about the world ending on October 21st, I’ll get back in the game.  Maybe not.  In many ways it’s been a great ride.

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The following is copied and pasted from the front page of my website:

Columbus, Ohio — Columbus Arts Festival — Ohio Magazine Word Is Art Stage

Saturday 6/4/2011 at 2:40 pm in Columbus, Ohio —
John Burroughs will be one of many featured poets at the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival. This 50th anniversary of this three-day festival will feature poetry at the Ohio Magazine Word Is Art Stage near the corner of Gay Street and Cleveland Avenue as well as thirty bands and work by hundreds of other artists. For a full schedule of participating poets, click here.

Lakewood, Ohio — Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza — Bela Dubby
Wednesday 6/15/2011 at 7 p.m. — The Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza presents featured poetry by Chansonette Buck (of Berkeley, California) and George Bilgere (of Cleveland Heights), music by Mad Anthony (of Cincinnati, OH) and a unique amalgam of music and spoken word by Trenchcoat Manifesto (of Cleveland)
at Bela Dubby Art Gallery & Beer Cafe, 13321 Madison Avenue in Lakewood. An open mic will follow.  Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs will emcee.

Elyria, Ohio — PoetryElyria returns — Scott M Duncan Photography
Thursday 6/16/2011 at 7 pm —
PoetryElyria presents featured readings by Chansonette Buck, Dianne Borsenik, Mike Hemery and Stacie Leatherman at Scott M Duncan Photography,
120 Middle Avenue in Elyria, Ohio.  An open mic emceed by John Burroughs will follow.  Click here for more details.

Perrysburg, Ohio — Poets/Artists SPEAK — Fat Fish Blue
Saturday 6/25/2011 from 11 am to 3 pm — John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik
a.k.a. Lix and Kix, will be among the many featured artists during a special event to benefit No Kid Hungry at Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Boulevard in Perrysburg, Ohio.  For more information, click here.

Swanton, Ohio — Crossroads — Griffin’s Hines Farm Blues Club
Saturday 6/25/2011 from 7 to 10 pm — John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik,
a.k.a. Lix and Kix, will participate in Crossroads: Where the Art of
Poetry and Blues Meet.  This event will feature poetry by Max Parthas
and Tribal Raine, music by Billy Branch and his Sons of Blues, and much,
much more.  For more information, click here.