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Apr 20-
Apr 22

Kleft Crisis 2018

Event held at multiple venues. Read below for details.

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 and their infamous mic-less open mic. Mark Sebastian Jordan will host.

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 (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)

More Info

What Time? Various
How Much? Various