2022 SCHEDULE

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JANUARY:

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 @6pm-730pm 

January meetup canceled due to Omicron upsurge

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Massillon Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

For more info about this free program, Miranda Greathouse at greatmi@massillonlibrary.org or 330 832-9831 x304

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FEBRUARY:

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @6pm-730pm

Massillon Public Library

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Massillon Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

For more info about this free program, Miranda Greathouse at greatmi@massillonlibrary.org or 330 832-9831 x304

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MARCH:

Wednesday,  March 2, 2022      @6pm-730pm

Massillon Public Library

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Massillon Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

For more info about this free program, Miranda Greathouse at greatmi@massillonlibrary.org or 330 832-9831 x304

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APRIL:

Saturday, April 2, 2022    @11am-3pm

Stark Main Library 

STARK AUTHOR FAIR: I will have a table at the Stark Library’s Author Fair where I will have books to sell and will happily autograph them! 

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Wednesday,  April 6, 2022         @6pm-730pm

canceled due to library scheduling error

Massillon Public Library

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Massillon Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

For more info about this free program, Miranda Greathouse at greatmi@massillonlibrary.org or 330 832-9831 x304

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MAY:

Wednesday,  May 4, 2022         @6pm-730pm

Barberton Public Library: Spillette Meeting Room

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Barberton Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

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JUNE:

Wednesday,  June 8, 2022         @6pm-730pm

Barberton Public Library: Spillette Meeting Room

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Barberton Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

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JULY:

Wednesday, July 6, 2022                @noon

Massillon Public Library

INTERVIEW: I am honored to be interviewed for Massillon Magazine on cable tv and Massillon Live on Facebook

( https://www.facebook.com/MassillonLIVEnews ). I will post an exact link when it airs.

Update: On Saturday, July 9, 2022, interview posted at

Watch: MassillonLive’s Laura Klein features another edition of our ‘Local Author Series’!

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Wednesday,  July 6, 2022         @6pm-730pm

Barberton Public Library: Spillette Meeting Room

POETRY WRITING GROUP: I am hosting a monthly poetry group via Barberton Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Poets (18yrs and older) at all levels are welcome! No registration. No fee required. 

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Friday, July 8, 2022   @7pm-? 

FACEBOOK LIVE    (online only)

THE JOJO SHOW: New talk show where JoJo Compton sits down to talk with a different poet everyday, and they read poetry! Rescheduled due to tech difficulties. New date tbd.

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AUGUST:

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @10am-2pm

Canal Fulton Public Library

4×4 Local Fantasy Author Event: Authors Cat Russell, Dan R. Arman, Mary R. Arman, and David F. Balog will appear at Canal Fulton Public Library for four hours on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-2pm. All authors will have books to sell, and authors will read selected passages from their genre novels from noon-1pm. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 @noon-4pm

Loganberry Books

Author Alley:  I’m thrilled to be invited to read poetry once more at Loganberry books; I’ll be previewing some poems from my upcoming collection, Kaleidoscope, as well as reading from my first book, Soul Picked Clean.  Books will be available for purchase.

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SEPTEMBER:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

SpoFest Poetry & Prose–NOT APPEARING AS FEATURED READER due to household emergency/tech issues

FEATURED READER via ZOOM: My newest poetry collection, Kaleidoscope, launches this night, so I will be making one of my rare ZOOM appearances. I’m really excited about the new book, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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OCTOBER:

Saturday, October 1st, 2022         @1pm-3pm

Kave Coffee Bar

KALEIDOSCOPE AT KAVE: Poetry Readings by Cat Russell, Juliet Cook, Monica Babcock, and Sandra Feen!  Meet us on the rooftop of Kave Coffee Bar and Gallery in Barberton for four scheduled readers followed by an Open Mic. Poet Cat Russell will be debuting poems from her new book, Kaleidoscope, and all four poets will have books available for purchase. It’s going to be a blast, so be sure to stop by!

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Saturday, October 22, 2022             @10am-1pm

Green Public Library

THE WRITE STUFF AUTHORS GROUP DISCUSSES WRITING AND PUBLISHING: Kori Morgan leads the program, talking about the steps from writer to author. Deborah Edmiston will talk about her self-publishing journey, followed by a general Q&A where group members will answer questions based on their expertise: Cat Russell for poetry, Roger Gordon and Don Ake for non-fiction, etc. Authors will also present and sell their books at this event.

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Saturday, October 29th, 2022   @1pm-3pm 

Canal Fulton Public Library

POETRY READING WITH AUTHOR CAT RUSSELL (FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN MIC): Author Cat Russell will read selections from her latest book via Venetian Spider Press: her second poetry collection, Kaleidoscope. Her reading will be followed by an open mic, and books will be available for purchase at the event.

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NOVEMBER:

Saturday, November 19, 2022    @10am-1pm 

Jackson Township Public Library

THE WRITE STUFF AUTHORS EVENT: tbd

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DECEMBER:

tbd

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

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2022 Author Bio: Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and another ferocious creature in the wilds of Ohio while writing stories, composing poetry, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in print and online, and she is the author of three books: Soul Picked Clean (March 2019),  An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories (August 2020), and Pinholes: Traveling through the Curtain of the Night (November 2021, Writing Knights Press). Her poetry collection, Kaleidoscope, will be published later this year via Venetian Spider Press.