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September 2018

Ghost Fishing Installation: Unveiling & Inaugural Reading

September 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kimmel Windows, LaGuardia Pl & W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012 United States

The public art installation Ghost Fishing opens on Monday, September 10th, 5-7pm with a blessing of the plants and the poems offered by Shinnecock Nation elder Denise Silva-Dennis, followed by readings from a few of the poets and organizers. Kathy Engel's poem "Return" is featured in one of the windows. Earlier in the day, a variety of plants will have been introduced into garden boxes in each of the windows, many of them native to Puerto Rico. This choice reflects…

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October 2018

Freedom Forum 2018: Testify: Memoir as a Tool for Building History

October 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States

Can memoir become a tool for action? Is there a way that a living literature by those whose voices have been silenced can make its way into the canon – to be taught in high schools, colleges and universities; to be circulated side by side with the writings of those who are already acknowledged by the establishment? As the Long Island representative of a state-wide initiative coordinated by the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, Herstory Writers workshop will…

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Poetry Street

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, 309 E Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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Kathy will be reading some of her work at The Blue Duck Bakery Cafe together with poets Luis Solano and Ella Engel Snow .

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Voices of a People’s History

October 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements for social justice in the United States. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—VOICES seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. Featuring performances by Staceyann Chin, Rosal Colon, Kathy Engel, Mariposa María Teresa Fernández, Jesús Papoleto Melendez, Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby.

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November 2018

Ghost Fishing Installation: Closing Reception & Final Reading

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Torch Club, 18 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10003 United States

Please join the Gallatin Writing Program for an evening of readings to mark the closing of Kimmel Windows Gallery's exhibit featuring excerpts from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2017). Anthology contributors Kimberly M. Blaeser, Ruth Irupé Sanabria, Tim Seibles, and contributing editor Melissa Tuckey will read. Gallatin student Ellie Bullard (MA ’20) and students from Tisch's "Language as Action" course, Laura Cabochan and Logan Stacer, will share poems written in response to the exhibit. Kathy Engel, anthology contributor and chair of the Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU…

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April 2019

A Celebration of Bettissima with Kathy Engel, Lawrence Joseph & Quincy Troupe

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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In conjunction with the exhibition Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive, Kathy will join other poets to read from the correspondence of Elizabeth “Betty” Kray, who co-founded Poets House, guided literary institutions, created new ways of bringing poetry to the public, and developed the careers of some of the most influential poets of the 20th century. Hear the words of June Jordan, Adrienne Rich, George Oppen, and other luminaries working out their poetics in letters and other documents. Introduced by Margo Viscusi. The exhibition is on view through…

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Kathy’s poem “Now I Pray” to be recited at Poetry Out Loud Contest

April 30 - May 1

Students will recite Kathy's poem "Now I Pray" at this year's National High School Recitation Contest Poetry Out Loud, organized in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance will be broadcasted on April 30 and May 1 via the Poetry out Loud and NEA websites.

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September 2019

Spotlight: In These Times: Writing. Terror. Possibility. A Conversation.

September 6 - September 8
Hobart, N.Y. The Book Village of the Catskills
Free

Kathy will be participating in this year's Hobart Festival of Women Writers, taking place from September 6-8th, 2019. This event is free and open to the public. REGISTRATION for The Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2019 opens May 15th. Information at hobartfestivalofwomenwriters.com. For Spotlights of all of our Participating Writers, go to www.hobartfestivalofwomenwriters.blog.

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October 2019

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, 20 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano, and Kalia Nelson, Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art, and film. The essays cover enslavement, diaspora, and refugees, and offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences.

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November 2019

What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W 62nd St
New York, New York 10023
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A chorus of powerful contemporary voices in U.S. poetry comes together for the New York City celebration of a seminal anthology of political poems, published by Northwestern University Press.

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