*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.
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 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. 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 — 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.
To revisit the deep past in a 2010 Brunswick Sun article about Crisis Chronicles founder and editor John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, click here.