The Lix and Kix poetry series Dianne Borsenik and I host at Bela Dubby in Lakewood is moving to the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Tuesday was never our preferred day - we only took it in the first place because that was the only day our first venue, the 806 in Tremont, would give us their space - and we only kept it because we figured people were already used to our having Lix and Kix on a Tuesday. But I've been itching to change the day for some time now - largely because there are two other very worthy poetry events that happen around Cleveland on the 3rd Tuesday of each month: the Nia Coffeehouse at the Coventry Village Library and (during the school year, at least) the CSU Poetry Center's longstanding reading series. Moving to the 3rd Wednesday allows us to complement and support these other fine venues instead of competing with them. And this makes me happy.
Here are a few upcoming happenings I hope you'll check out:
Thursday 11 February 2010 at 7 p.m. -- John Burroughs will be featured poet at Dunkin' Donuts on State Rt. 303 (3868 Center Rd.) in Brunswick, Ohio, hosted by the Brunswick Art Works - with an open mic to follow. Future 2nd Thursday featured readers include - March: Mark Hersman, April: Gina Tabasso, May: TM Göttl, June: Dan Smith.
Wednesday 17 February 2010 at 7 p.m. -- J.E. Stanley (co-author, with Joshua Gage, of the newly released Intrinsic Night, from Sam's Dot Press), Jack McGuane (Poet Laureate of Lakewood and author of Sleeping with My Socks, from deep cleveland press), and Roger Craik (author of the just published Of England Still, from Finishing Line Press) will be featured poets during the Lix and Kix poetry extravaganza at Bela Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, Ohio. An open mic will follow.
Wednesday 17 March 2010 at 7 p.m. -- The 2nd annual Lix and Kix St. Patrick's Day extravaganza will feature Trenchcoat Manifesto (poetry and music by Tom Adams and Richard Hearn), Michigan performance poet Zach Ashley, and Cleveland Heights' very own Sammy Greenspan (author of Step Back from the Closing Doors, from Pudding House Publications) at Bela Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, Ohio. An open mic will follow.
Saturday 27 March 2010 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- The 2nd annual Feed the Gays benefit for the Cleveland State University GLASA (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Alliance) scholarship fund will feature an art show and an eclectic array of poetic and musical performers including Steven B. Smith, Lady K, Dianne Borsenik, John "Jesus Crisis" Burroughs, 10-string guitarist JJ Haaz, and many more at the Bounce Night Club & Union Station Cafe located at 2814 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
Friday 2 April 2010 at 6:30 p.m. -- Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs will be among the featured performers during the Ohio Poetry Association's poetry & music series at the New Beginnings Cafe, 141 East Center Street in Marion, Ohio. An open mic will follow.
Oh, and I've uploaded about 300 of my photos from Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest (which Dianne and I co-hosted on 16 January at the Last Wordsmith Book Shoppe in North East, PA) to my Facebook profile, in case you're interested in having a look.
Peace and poetry,
originally posted on my blog: 1/19/2010
updated for Cleveland Poetics: 2/12/2010