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Events, Workshops, Journals

Poetry Critiquing Workshops

Poetry Salon Columbus,
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

What Burden Do Those

Trains Bear Away:

A Memoir in Poems

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Poetry Readings, Workshops
Recent, 2018-2022

Newest Collection:

The Wonder Cupboard

Call & Response Poetry Reading

Pennington Custom Art Services and Gallery

3047 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202

Saturday, March 11, 2023

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 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 

The Wonder Cupboard is the newest collection, available from publisher Dianne Borsenik's NightBallet Press, or from my Contact tab.

Pudding Magazine:

The Journal

of Applied Poetry


Issue #71 of

Pudding Magazine: The Journal of Applied Poetry is at the printer. This 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 current editor Connie Everett


Northern Appalachia Review

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Northern Appalachia Review 

Volume 4, will be released at the WCONA Conference

in March, 2023.

Submissions reopen

April 1- June 15, 2023


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.

Eat Our Words

Next Reading: 

Details to follow.

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

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

Amey Van Voorhis's Book Club,

A reading and discussion of

What Burden Do Those Trains Bear Away

December 27, 2018:

The reading and discussion with these intelligent and insightful readers

was one of the most delightful in memory.

SpoFest Reading  2/15/2022

Reading at Quinn Chapel A.M.E.

Kathleen S. and Jack D. Burgess

December 8, 2018

181 W. Main St.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

SpoFest Reading and Interview 2/15/2022 at

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Reading at Quinn Chapel A.M.E.

Kathleen S. and Jack D. Burgess

December 8, 2018

181 W. Main St.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

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