Upcoming Events

Dianne is available to feature read, or to present a workshop, at any event within a four-to-six-hour radius from Elyria, Ohio. Contact her at dborsenik@gmail.com!


Two Chefs and a Beat - Poetic Justice Edition

Monday, March 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
performances will begin at 8:30 pm
$13 per dish

Dianne Borsenik will perform a set of spoken word poetry, along with sets by Coo Johnson, Denise Henderson, and James "Mello" Cargile. Music by ProducedbyZip, DJ Eso, Red 1, and DJ Reg P. Food by Chef Herb, Chef Kris, Chef Meels, and Trey Jackson. Produced by Carlos "Los" Singleton, Michael "Mustard" Logan, and Brian "Zip" Zippert.


Mullet & Rainwater Book Release: The Curve of Her Arm

Saturday, March 23, 2019
4:00 PM

Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
300 N. Whitewoman St.
Coshocton, OH

NightBallet Press travels to Coshocton, Ohio to support the book release of The Curve of Her Arm by Robin Mullet and Holli Rainwater. Rainwater's haiku and Mullet's poems will be accompanied by their unique performance of qigong. This will be a very exciting event.


Poetry Night

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 pm

Calamari's Squid Row
1317 State Street
Erie, PA

Hosted by Chuck Joy, Dianne Borsenik will return to Erie with poetry from her new book, Raga for What Comes Next.
Mondays at Mahall's Poetry & Prose Series
Monday, April 1, 2019
7:30 pm

Mahall's 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH

Dianne Borsenik will feature read from her brand-new book from Stubborn Mule Press, Raga for What Comes Next, to kick off National Poetry Month. Terry Provost emcees; open mic will follow.


Lit Cleve Member Mixer

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Bookhouse Brewery
1526 West 25th Str.
Cleveland, OH

details forthcoming


North East Ohio Press Panel and Book Fair

Saturday, April 13, 2019
all day

Cuyahoga County Library-South Euclid Lyndhurst Branch

Dianne Borsenik will serve on a panel of small press editors. Robin Mullet and Holli Rainwater will read from their new NightBallet Press book, The Curve of Her Arm, in a unique performance of poetry and qigong. NightBallet Press will have a table of their newest publications (season 8) for sale.



Sunday April 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Millard Fillmore Presidential Library
15617 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH

Hosted by Ray McNiece, Dianne will read from her new book of poetry, Raga for What Comes Next, plus some of her newest work. Tongue-in-Groove will perform their always fantastic music.


Dougherty and Dougherty Book Release: The Answer Is Not Here
May 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge
Main Street Books
104 N. Main St.
Mansfield, OH

NightBallet Press travels to Mansfield, Ohio to support the book release of The Answer Is Not Here by Lisa M. Dougherty and Sean Thomas Dougherty. The poems in this book are a marvelous call-and-response to each other. This promises to be a wonderful event.


June, 2019

NightBallet Press travels to Columbus, OH, to co-chair, along with Chuck Salmons, an OPA panel on small presses.

Details to be announced.


Dairy Barn Arts Center

September 12, 2019
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, OH

Hosted by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, Dianne will read from Raga for What Comes Next, plus some of her newest work from her forthcoming four-way split book from Stubborn Mule Press.


October, 2019

We're No Angels .2

We're No Angels returns to Speak of the Devil for a devilishly good time with three featured poetry performances at one of the best cocktail establishments in the United States.

Details to be announced.


November, 2019

NightBallet Press travels to South Euclid, OH, to co-present, along with John Burroughs and Crisis Chronicles Press, a selection of NBP and CCP poets.

Details to be announced

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