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*Due to the recently declared Ohio State of Emergency, along with the recommendations to avoid public gatherings, I am deeply saddened to say I will not be attending events in March and April. I am looking into online alternatives. My heartfelt apologies.


Saturday, March 28th @ 1030am-230pm

Massillon Local Author Fair/ Massillon Library


Saturday, April 4th @10am-1pm

The Write Stuff Anthology Launch/ Green Library


Saturday, April 25th @ 11am-4pm

Stark County Library Local Author Fair/ Stark District Main Library


An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories

Book Release TBA


Mid-March until Mid-August 

(Every Sunday) free Patreon posts



Monday, March 30th

Book Birthday for Soul Picked Clean

Virtual Poetry Reading (link)

Book Birthday Party Reading @7pm

FaceBook Live Party  (YouTube video of FB Live Party)


Monday, June 29th

Outdoor Voices in an Indoor World/ via Keith Allsion (poet)

My video readings donated as part of this event, now available:

Poetry reading for “Social Distancing”

Poetry reading for “Oasis” (raw)


Saturday, July 11th – Thursday, August 13th 

(Online) The Big Read/ Massillon Library 

My video readings donated as part of this event, now available:

Poetry reading of 3 poems: “Playing Inspires”, “Oasis”, and “An Apology to My Reader.” This recording was used as part of poet Keith Allison’s Zoom Poetry event for The Big Read.

Author Talk: How I Became a Published Author

Author Talk: My Writing Process


Saturday, September 5th @7pm

(Online) Poetry Reading/ SpoFest Open Mic Poetry & Prose


Friday, September 11th @3pm-6pm

Dorrie’s Local Author’s Book Fair/ Dorrie’s Booktique @Canton, Ohio


Friday, October 30th @730pm-815pm (Cat Russell’s reading)

Spooky BOOKtacular with James Bryant, Cat Russell, Faryl, and S.T. Hoover/ FaceBook Live Event (individual author links and times below)

James Bryant at 7pm EST: https://tinyurl.com/y6j68yvy

Cat Russell at 730 EST https://tinyurl.com/y49z62hg

Faryl at 830 EST https://tinyurl.com/y3g3uqn3

S.T. Hoover at 930 EST https://tinyurl.com/yxt2qmvq


Sunday, Dec 13th @3pm-430pm

Second Sunday Poets/ South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library


*To contact to schedule a reading or other event, please email: authorcatrussell@outlook.com


2020 Author Bio:

Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and other ferocious creatures in the wilds of Ohio while writing short stories, composing poetry, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in Flash Me magazine, Metro Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One‘ and ‘-Volume Two‘ anthologies, as well as Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry, and the Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology. Her first book of poetry, Soul Picked Clean, published March 2019 by Crisis Chronicles Press. Her short story collection, An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories, published August 2020 via Venetian Spider Press.