Events Calendar

November 17, 2022 @ 7PM, Reading
“Spoken & Heard” Virtual Series
Hosted by Kari Gunter Seymour, Ohio Poet Laureate
Tune in: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_E9BBd9

November 16, 2022 @ 6PM, Reading
Graduation Ceremony
Ternion Training and Education Center 
 5212 Hill Ave, Toledo, OH 43615

November 2, 2022 @ 7PM, Featured Reader
Love Jones Redux Poetry Night
dLucille’s Jazz Lounge @ TolHouse
1447 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604

September 26, 2022 @ 7PM, Virtual Reading
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Sponsored by Ohio Poetry Association (OPA)
Watch live via OPA Facebook page
https://fb.me/e/2OsZ5vQRw

September 17, 2022 @ 7:00PM, Reading
Whitman on Walls
Promenade Park – Downtown
400 Water St., Toledo, OH 43604

September 11, 2022 @ 10:00-11:00PM, Reading
Parking Lot Party & Author’s Fair
Gathering Volumes Bookstore
196 E South Boundary St.
Perrysburg, OH 43551

September 9, 2022 @ 5-7PM, Reading
“I Am UToledo” Event
Centennial Mall
University of Toledo
2804 W. Bancroft Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606

August 4, 2022 @ 1-4PM, Reading
Ohio State Fair Poetry Showcase
Cox Fine Arts Building
Ohio EXPO Center
717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

June 30, 2022 @ 6PM, Reading
40 Poets-40 Years Celebration
YWCA
25 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503

June 9, 2022 @ 5-7PM, Reading
‘Dissecting the Meaning of Community’
Exhibition and Opening Reception
Owens Community College
Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery
7270 Biniker Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

June 3, 2022 @ 2-4PM/EST – Reading
Poets Against Racism – ‘Comes Home to Brun’
Virtual Event

May 23, 2022 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

March 28, 2022 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

May 21, 2022 @ 10AM
Lupus Awareness Luncheon
Springfield Township Hall
Toledo, OH 43538

March 8, 2022 @ 6:00PM
One of several featured Poets
The Switchboard
912 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43604

February 15, 2022 @ 4:00PM
Featured Poetry Presentation
City of Toledo – City Council
1 Government Center
Toledo, OH 43604

February 8, 2022 @ 11:00AM
One of several featured Poets
Black History Presentation
City of Toledo – County Commissioners
1 Government Center
Toledo, OH 43604

December 27, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

November 7, 2021 @ 1:00PM
Reading
“Death Never DIes” Anthology
Gathering Volumes Bookstore
196 E South Boundary St.
Perrysburg, OH 43551

October 25, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

October 23, 2021 @ 3:00PM
Book Signing
“Death Never Dies” Anthology
Blended Bookstore @ Franklin Park Mall
5001 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

October 16, 2021 @ 4:00PM
One of several featured readers
Poet’s in the Attic
Manos Greek Restaurant
17th & Adams
Toledo, OH 43604

October 9, 2021 @ 7:00PM EST
One of several featured readers
Anthology Release Reading
The Poetry Box Live
Virtual Event

August 8, 2021 @ 6:00PM
Open Mic
Uncloistered Poetry
Virtual Event

July 10, 2021 @ 6:00PM
One of several featured readers
Black Lives,” Book Launch
@ The Trunk – Live Event on the Patio
3353 Franklin Ave.
Toledo, OH 43608

June 27, 2021 @ 3:00PM
One of several featured readers & discussion
Death Never Dies” Book Launch
Virtual Event
Facebook.com

June 13, 2021 @ 6:00PM
Open Mic
Uncloistered Poetry
Virtual Event

June 1, 2021 @ 7:00PM
One of several Featured Readers
SpoFest Open Mic Poetry & Prose
Virtual Event
Facebook.com

April 26, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

April 11, 2021 @ 6:00PM
Open Mic
Uncloistered Poetry
Virtual Event

March 18, 2021 @ 7:30PM
One of several Guest Readers
Book Release Virtual Event
(for Jonie McIntire and Leonard Kress)

March 14, 2021 @ 6:00PM
Open Mic
Uncloistered Poetry
Virtual Event

February 24, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Guest Artist
Toledo School for the Arts
Virtual Event

February 22, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

January 25, 2021 @ 7:00PM
Open Mic
Ohio Poetry Association
Virtual Event

Cover art by John Gibbs Rockwood


A Fundraiser for Naomi Inc.

Dopeless Hope Fiends is a chapbook with poems written by former residents of Naomi Inc., a non-profit treatment facility that provides shelter and beneficial services to women who seek recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

This women’s voices in this book were captured during a series of facilitated poetry workshops at various stages in their journey towards healing.

Proceeds from Dopeless Hope Fiends will benefit the organization’s mission. To purchase a $10 copy of the chapbook, please visit the organization’s donation page at Naomi Inc.

This book project was made possible through funding from the Toledo Arts Commission Accelerator Grant.