Performances and Prizes


Dianne has traveled and read her poetry—both with her best friend John Burroughs and solo—in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit, Okemos, St. Johns, Warren, and Farmington, Michigan; in Erie, North East, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Williamstown and Richwood, West Virginia, Buffalo and Fredonia, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; and in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Wapakoneta, Columbus, Mansfield, Marion, Painesville, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, Canton, Sandusky, Millersburg, Perrysburg, Athens, Kent, and many other places in Ohio. 

The following listing is a partial list of events in which she has been a featured reader.

The Offbeat's (MSU) Official Release Party 2017 — Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI (2017)
5th Not-So-Annual Haiku Death Match — Dobama Theater, Cleveland Heights, OH (2017)
OPA Ekphrastic Anthology Release: A Rustling and Waking Within — Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2017)
The Lake Erie Folk Fest — Euclid, OH (2017)
Ekphrastacy at the Cleveland Heights Arts Gallery — Cleveland Heights, OH (2017)
Policies of Truth — at Burning Books, Buffalo, NY (7/2016)
Kansas City Poetry Throwdown! 3-Day Festival — at Prospero's Books, Kansas City, MO (4/2016)
Snap CracKCLE Kulchur — at Guide to Kulchur, Cleveland, OH (2016)
KC & CLE — at Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, Cleveland Heights, OH (2016)
Glass City Winter Words — at Glass City Roasters, Toledo, OH (2015)
Soul Speak — Lorain Art Council’s 767 Gallery, Lorain, OH (2015)
Beat x 2 — SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY (2015)
Beat Paths —  East End Book Exchange, Pittsburgh, PA (2015)
S. O. U. L. Farmington, MI (2015)
S. C. C. A. Presents Insight & Expression — Mosavat Gallery, Farmington,  MI (2015)
Poets & Painters at PACA — PACA Gallery, Erie, PA (2015)
An Evening  of Poetry with M. J. Arcangelini — Happy Dog East, Cleveland Hts,  OH (2015)
Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts — YSU, Youngstown, OH (2015)
Lake Effect Poetry  Art Auction Fundraiser — Barberton, OH (2015)
Colliding with Cinema 3956 — Farmington, MI (2015)
West Toledo Branch Library, Toledo, OH (2015)
LevyFest 2014 at CSU — Cleveland, OH (2014)
Ekphrastacy at the Cleveland Heights Arts Gallery — Cleveland Heights, OH (2014)
Modern Formations Gallery — Pittsburgh, PA (2014)
Artomatic 419 — Toledo, OH (2011, 2013, 2015)
Cleveland Public Theatre's Station Hope — St. John Episcopal, Cleveland, OH (2014)
Full Cleveland Variety Talk Show — Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH (2014)
Community Festival — Columbus, OH (2014)
1st Annual Guide to Kulchur 24 Hour Zine a Thon —  Cleveland, OH (2013)
Broken Pulpit, Third Flight —   Visible Voice Books, Cleveland, OH (2013)
Coventry Village Holiday Fest  —  Cleveland Heights, OH (2013)
Queen City Poetry Slam —  Rohs Street Café, Cincinnati, OH (2013)
2nd Annual Poesies — Jitters Coffee House, Millersburg, OH (2013)
Slow Train Café — Oberlin, OH (2013)
Temple of Tolerance — Wapakoneta, OH (2012)
Ward Bakery Open Studio — Youngstown, OH (2011)
Rising in Hope at Ferndale Public Library —  Ferndale, MI (2011)
Rising in Hope at Poet's Hall — Erie, PA  (2011)
Love Bug Bites — Lorain Arts Council's 737 Gallery, Lorain, OH (2011)
Fat Fish Blue (benefit for literacy) — Perrysburg, OH (2011)
Croswell Opera House—Adrian, MI (2011)
BAYarts—Huntington Beach Reservation, Bay Village, OH (2011)
A Night at the Bar—Hambone's Pub, Pittsburgh, (2011)
Williamstown Bridge — Williamstown WV (2011)
Ohio's Smallest Church — Coolville, OH (2011)
Colin Lively Show — Blogtalk Radio (2011)
Feed the Gays  (benefit for LGTB CSU students) —  Union Station/Bounce, Cleveland,OH  (2009, 2010)
Cleveland Nonviolence Network: Music & Words for Peace — 2011 St. Paul's Community Church
Columbus Arts Festival 2011 — Columbus OH
Columbus Arts Festival 2010 — Columbus, OH
Ingenuity Fest — Cleveland, OH (20)
2010 Cherry River Festival — Richwood, WV (2010)
Sunday Brunch Invasion with Angelheart and Frankie Metro — Blogtalk Radio (2010)
Peace & War Summit Intergenerational Poetry Reading — Cleveland, OH (2010)
Poetry Super Highway — Blogtalk Radio (2010)
Ohio Poetry Association Annual Picnic  —  Marion, OH (2010)
Burning River at the Morgan Conservatory — Cleveland, OH (2009)
Burning River at Visible Voice Books — Cleveland, OH (2009)
Burning River at Mac's Backs Books —  Cleveland Heights (2010)
Mint Jam '09 (benefit to save the farm) — St. Johns, MI (2009)
RTA Poetry Sculpture Project (recording) —  Cleveland, OH (2009)
Northrops Books — Olmsted Falls, OH (2006)
Hessler Street Fair — Cleveland Heights, OH (1996)

Dianne is honored to have read for the following poetry series. The hosts are also listed.

Beat Café Poetry Series — William Burkeholder, Warren, MI
Black Cloister Brewing Company — Jonie McIntyre, Toledo, OH
Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge —  Mark Jordan, Main Street Books, Mansfield, OH
Collinswood Art Center — John Dorsey & Michael Grover, Toledo, OH
Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour — Joshua Gage, Strongsville, OH
First Mondays at the Alcazar — Patricia Averbach, Cleveland Heights, OH
Lit Youngstown — Karen Schubert, Youngstown, OH
Mac's Backs Second Wednesday — Suzanne DeGaetano, Cleveland Heights, OH
Madhouse Sessions — Leo Todd Jarret, The Ugly Mug Café & Roastery Ypsilanti, MI
Monday at Mahall's Poetry & Prose — Catherine Criswell, Lakewood, OH

Mr. Smith's Coffeehouse — Larry Smith, Sandusky, OH
PoetryElyria — John Burroughs, Elyria, OH
Poetry Forum at the Rhumba Café — Steve Abbott, Columbus, OH
Poetry in the Woods — Barry Zucker, Shaker Heights, OH
Poet's Hall — Cee Willams, Erie, PA
Poetry Scene — Cee Williams, Erie, PA
Poets South of I70 — Athens, OH
Pumpkin Hollow Antiques & Café — Mark Hersman, Bellville, OH
Shoreway Poets — Marian Anzalone, Cleveland, OH
Stardust Poetry at the Karma Café — Vertigo Xavier, Canton, OH
Sweet Epiphany — Karma Sweetmain Williams, Detroit, MI
The Poet's Haven — Vertigo Xavier, South Euclid, Cleveland,
3rd Thursday at the Root Café — Barbara Sabol, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Versify Reading Series — Bob Walicki, Pittsburgh, PA
Words and Wine —  Margie DeLong & Tobin Terry, Painesville, OH
Writer's Lounge at Dreamers Bar & Grill — LS Royal, Parma, OH


Finalist  — Lit Youngstown's "Words Made Visible" 2017, with "Cinco de Mayo Moon"
Pushcart Prize nomination — "Let's Get It On" from Thunderclap Amen (2015)
1st place Ekphrastacy Contest for Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts 2015 (tote bag, tee shirts)
1st place — May 2014 Second Annual Best Cleveland Poem Competition
1stPlace — April 2014 Third Annual Poetry Slam at the Lorain Public Library
1st Place — May 2013 Best Cleveland Poem Competition
2nd Place — Second Annual Poesies Slam Competition
2nd Place — 2010 Columbus Arts Festival "Art Is Word" Poetry Competition
2nd Place — "It's In The Mind" category of Ohio Poetry Day 2010 Competition
Honorable Mention x2 — The Best of Ohio Writer 2006 Literary Competition (Writers On Writing category)
2nd Place — LCCC Literary Arts Poetry Competition 1997
1st Place — Lyricist Review 1998-1999 Lyric Writing Competition
3rd Place — Haiku Contest 1983 Kentucky State Poetry Society

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