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Kleft Crisis 2018 – Cleveland Heights

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Crisis Chronicles Press and Kleft Jaw Press present a weekend litfest you won’t want to miss at three fantastic northern Ohio bookstores. More details are forthcoming, but here’s what we have so far.

Friday 4/20 at 7 p.m. – Featured authors (from across the United States) and open mic at Guide To Kulchur Books, 5222 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Frankie Metro and John Burroughs will emcee. BYOB.

Saturday 4/21 from 2 to 4 p.m. – We’re teaming up with the Borderlands: Poetry from the Edge series at Main Street Books, 104 N Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902. Featured poets Jeanette Powers, Iris Appelquist, Frankie Metro and Gabriel Ricard, plus their infamous mic-less open mic. Mark Sebastian Jordan will emcee.

Saturday 4/21 from 7 to 10 p.m. – More featured authors at historic Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. Frankie Metro and John Burroughs will emcee. BYOB.

Sunday 4/22 circa noon – informal lunch/brunch at Pappou’s Restaurant, 8320 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44129.

All are welcome, but be advised there will be adult language.

Confirmed poets/authors (list still being propagated):

Frankie Metro (Denver, CO)
John Burroughs (Cleveland, OH)
Dianne Borsenik (Elyria, OH)
Chansonette Buck (Ashland, OR)
Ra Washington (Cleveland, OH)
Margie Shaheed (Memphis, TN)
Gabriel Ricard (East Northport, NY)
Shelley Chernin (Novelty, OH)
Steve Brightman (Akron, OH)
Heather Ann Schmidt (Oberlin, OH)
Mark Sebastian Jordan (Loudonville, OH)
Juliet Cook (Medina, OH)
Steven Smith (Cleveland, OH)
Kathy Smith (Cleveland, OH)
Ryder Collins (Milwaukee, WI)
Austin Price (New York, NY)
Christina M. Brooks (Detroit, MI)
Jeanette Powers (Kansas City, MO)
Iris Appelquist (Kansas City, MO)
Alynn Mahle (Cleveland, OH)
Steve Goldberg (Cleveland, OH)
Mark S. Kuhar (Medina, OH)
Meg Harris (North Branford, CT)
Theresa Göttl Brightman (Akron, OH)
Clarissa Jakobsons (Aurora, OH)
Nathanael William Stolte (Buffalo, NY)
Julio Montalvo Valentin (Buffalo, NY)


April 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry
1820 Coventry Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 United States


Frankie Met
Main Street Books
Guide To Kulchur Books
Crisis Chronicles Press
Kleft Jaw Press
John Burroughs