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Events, Workshops, Journals

Poetry Critiquing Workshops

by audition only
Salon is again in-person
and virtual

first Saturdays

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,

February through December. 

This is a highly regarded, long-running, well-published critiquing group.  Contact Steve Abbott,, for more information. 

Bistro Poets

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Bistro Poets

Monthly critiquing sessions

in a small group setting

Information? Contact Sandy Feen at

Newest Collection:

The Wonder Cupboard

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What Burden Do Those

Trains Bear Away:

A Memoir in Poems

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Poetry Readings, Workshops
Recent, 2018-2024

Eat Our Words Reading

 at Columbus Arbor Festival

Park of Roses Patio

Whetstone Park Shelter House

August 24, 20204, ca. 1pm - 5pm.

Pudding Magazine:

The Journal

of Applied Poetry

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Issue #71 of

Pudding Magazine: The Journal of Applied Poetry  is the final issue of one of the nation's longest-running journals in print, published for more than 50 years under two  editors, founder Jennifer Bosveld, and  Connie Everett. 



Northern Appalachia Review

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Northern Appalachia Review 

Volume 5 will be available

March, 2024.

Submissions open

for Vol. 6 

Apr. 1-June 15, 2024

Check back for

more readings


during the 

summer festival


SpoFest Reading and Interview 2/15/2022 at

Eat Our Words (EOW) reading

at ComFest

Peace and Healing Stage

June 24, 2023, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Delicious poetry!

Eat Our Words reading

at the Columbus Arts Festival

Cultural Arts Center

Atrium Stage 

139 W Main St.

June 10, 2023,3:00-4:00 p.m.

Solo Reading at Arts in the Streets

E. 2nd between Paint St.

and  the Majestic Theatre

Friday, June 9, 2023

5:45-6:00 & 6:45-7:00 p.m.

Call & Response Poetry Reading

Pennington Custom Art Services and Gallery

3047 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202

Saturday, March 11, 2023

6:00-8:00 p.m.

 2022 Virtual Book Launches:

April 7 at, Ohio University Ironton

May 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., Ohio University, Athens

for the anthology 

I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing.

This beautiful book  by Ohio's Appalachian poets is edited by Ohio Poet Laureate

Kari Gunter-Seymour and printed and distributed by Sheila-Na-Gig Editions.

Now available at 

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SpoFest Reading and Interview



Join us Saturday! Hosted by WVU Libraries, Women of Appalachia Project and Kari Gunter-Seymour

Online Event - Register here:

Reading at Peripatetic Poets

Kathleen S. Burgess

September 20, 2020,  6:30-8:30 

via Zoom.

Reading with Bottom Dog Press Authors

Writers Conference

of Northern Appalachia

September 7, 2019, 1:00-2:00

Wheeling, West Virginia

Ekphrastic Poetry Reading  

Readings and Discussion on Artwork

in the Pizzuti Collection

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

145 E. Main St., Lancaster

Reading at Quinn Chapel A.M.E.

Kathleen S. and Jack D. Burgess

December 8, 2018

181 W. Main St.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Workshop on Ekphrastic Writing

Resources for Poets and Writers

Kathleen S. Burgess and Rikki Santer

May 1, 2019, 7:00-9:30,

Pump House Center for the Arts

1 Enderlin Circle

Chillicothe, OH

Reading at Peripatetic Poets

Kathleen S. Burgess

April 28, 2019,  6:30-8:30

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

30 Woodruff Avenue

Columbus, Ohio

The Ohioana Book Festival,

Panel presentation on memoir

10:45-11:30, April 27, 2019,  

Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 Grant St., Columbus, Ohio.

Other times, I'll be at table 4 

to the right of the entrance.

Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge

Kathleen S. Burgess with Jack Burgess 

at Main Street Books, 104 N. Main Street,

April 20, 2019, 2-4

Poetry Reading :

Kathleen S. Burgess, Rose M. Smith, Steve Abbott

Chillicothe and Ross Co. Library,

140 S. Paint St., Annex Room A,

Chillicothe OH 45601

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Open Mic Readings to follow

Reading at Gramercy Books

Poetry Night with Kathleen S. Burgess and R. Nikolas Macioci

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Gramercy Books

2424 East Main Street

Bexley , OH 43209

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