Willoughby, Ohio — Living Poetry: Dream Reading — Karma Koffee
Sunday 3/11/2012 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Crisis Chronicles author Michael Bernstein will be the headliner during a dream-themed edition of Living Poetry at Karma Koffee, 4124 Erie Street in Willoughby, Ohio.  Other featured word artists include Catie Spetz, Meeko Israel, Nick Grimsic, Gaz, host B.M. Stroud and me (John Burroughs).  More details on Facebook.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Night Chronicles / Crisis Ballet — Mac’s Backs
Wednesday 3/14/2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. — Two Ohio presses present three Ohio poets with recently released chapbooks: Jim Lang (Coyote Moon – 2012, NightBallet), Bree (the melody, i swear, it’s just around that way – 2011, Crisis Chronicles) and Steve Brightman (Sometimes, Illinois – 2011, NightBallet) at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Organized by Dianne Borsenik and Suzanne DeGaetano.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Nia Coffehouse — St. Alban Episcopal Church
Wednesday 3/27/2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. — Steven B. Smith, John
Burroughs, Lady K and others will “bless the mic.” Nia Coffeehouse is a regular
open mic poetry and music event. On March 27, Nia
will introduce its new series of poetry and spoken word gatherings, “BEING
of Power, Words of Life Against Violence and Brutality at St. Alban Episcopal Church, 2555 Euclid Heights Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Erie, Pennsylvania — Invited Artists Series — Poet’s Hall
Saturday 4/14/2012 from 7 to 11 p.m. — Poet’s Hall, 1136 E. Lake Road in Erie, Pennsylvania, hosted by the International Fellowship of Poets & Spoken Word Artists PA Local 1136.  More details forthcoming.

Ann Arbor, Michigan — Recycled Karma Press Book Release — Crazy Wisdom
Saturday 5/5/2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. — Recycled Karma Press of Waterford, Michigan, will celebrate the release of new titles including my Water Works at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 South Main Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  More details forthcoming.

Elyria, Ohio — 4th anniversary of Jesus Crisis’ 1st open mic — Venue TBA
Thursday 5/17/2012 from ? to ? — I will wrap up my first four years in the live poetry community with a very special event.  Details yet to be determined.