Performances and Prizes


Performances

Dianne has traveled and read her poetry in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit, Okemos, St. Johns, Warren, and Farmington, Michigan; in Michigan City, Indiana; in Erie, North East, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Williamstown and Richwood, West Virginia, Buffalo and Fredonia, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; Frostburg, Maryland; and in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Wapakoneta, Columbus, Mansfield, Marion, Painesville, Lakewood, Barberton, Shaker Heights, Parma, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, Canton, Sandusky, Millersburg, Perrysburg, Athens, Alliance, Kent, and many other places in Ohio. 

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

11th Annual Western Maryland Independent Literary Festival  — Frostburg, MD (2017)
Pulp & Speakeasy — Underground Literary Festival, Michigan City, IN (2017)
Lit Youngstown/Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts — Youngstown University, Youngstown, OH (2015, 2017)
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, 2017)
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 & Bossy Grrls Pin-Up Joint — 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
Second Friday Fete — Alexis Tremain-Mitchell, Columbus, 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


Prizes

Winner — Lit Youngstown's "Words Made Visible" 2017 broadside competition, with "Train, Loud, Lonesome, Leaving Without Me"
Finalist — OPA's Ides of March competition 2017, with "Portrait of the Blues"
Finalist  — Lit Youngstown's "Words Made Visible" 2017 poster competition, 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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