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 infamous multimedia arts festival hosted by the Toledo Arts Commission. More details here.
Cleveland, Ohio — Broken Pulpit Poetry Extravaganza — 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 at The Center for Rock Research, in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 — Grumpy’s Café and more
Sunday 4/21/2013 from 1 p.m. to infinity — John Burroughs and 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 (2621 W. 14th St.), joined by Chansonette Buck, Tracie Morell, Catherine Criswell and Heather Ann Schmidt. More details forthcoming 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. Click here for more details.
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 will be one of the evening’s featured poets during Stardust Poetry at the Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton, Ohio.
Pittsburgh, PA — Browns vs Steelers Poetry — East End Book Exchange
Saturday 6/22/2013 — John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will join Jason Baldinger and others for a wild night of poetry at the East End Book Exchange in the Steel City. Details forthcoming.
Lakewood, Ohio — Mondays at Mahall’s — Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Monday 7/15/2013 — John Burroughs will be the featured performer during Monday’s at Mahall’s, hosted by Catherine Criswell. This event will also feature the release of (and readings from) the latest issue of Great Lakes Review.
Mansfield, Ohio — Poetry open mic & more — Main Street Books
Saturday 7/20/2013 — John Burroughs will be one of two 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. Other feature TBA.