*2013 John Burroughs & Crisis Chronicles events:
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 in 4 years. Poets from around the country will participate. For more information, click here.
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 will 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 — Meeko Israel Presents — 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. Click here for more details.
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. Click here for more details.
Cleveland, Ohio — Writing Knights Press Presents — Literary Cafe
Saturday 4/6/2013 at 7 p.m. — John Burroughs and Zach will headline this special poetry and music event hosted by Writing Knights at the Literary Cafe, Literary Rd. in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. Poets Lacie Clark Semenovich and Kisha Nicole Foster will also be featured. More details here.
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 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, 1761 East 39th St. 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.
Delaware, Ohio — Poetry & Music Open Mic — Beehive Books
Wednesday 6/5/2013 at 6:30 p.m. — John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will be featured poets. Mark Hersman will emcee.
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, PA — 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 will be the featured performer during Monday's at Mahall's, hosted by Catherine Criswell. The new issue of Great Lakes Review will be released at this event as well..
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, 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 7/27/2013 — John Burroughs and Cee Williams will be featured poets at Poets' 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. More info here.
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. More info here.
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. More info here.
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 Toungue-in-Groove band. Visible Voice Books + Wine, 1023 Kenilworth Avenue in Cleveland. More info here.
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, Mwatabu S. Okantah and the Deep Cleveland Trio will be the evening's featured performers during Night Murmurs at Rubber City Recording Studios and Polymer City Records on 68 West Exchange Street in Akron. More details here.
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 info here.
*Revisit a 2010 Brunswick Sun article about Crisis Chronicles founder and editor John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, here.