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November 2019

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

November 8, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Lalela Writers Retreat

January 10 @ 8:00 am - January 12 @ 5:00 pm

In January 2020 Kathy will be leading a three day writers' retreat at Lalela Retreat Center in the Magaliesberg, South Africa.

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March 2020

Talk and book signing for “Women and Migration” at Parish Art Museum

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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Join presentations, conversations, and a book signing by and about women artists and their profound and turbulent experiences of migration through the lenses of politics and war, love, and family. With Kathy Engel, Chair and Associate Arts Professor Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art and Public Policy and Master’s Program in Arts Politics, NYU; Ellyn Toscano, Senior Director of Programing, Partnerships and Community Engagement for NYU in Brooklyn; and Grace Aneiza Ali, Founder and Editorial Director, OF NOTE.…

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April 2020

Reading of “The Lost Brother Alphabet” at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor [POSTPONED]

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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This event is postponed due to Covid-19 safety precautions. The new date will be confirmed shortly.

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May 2020

Get Fresh Books presents Gail Langstroth & Kathy Engel on Instagram Live

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gail Langstroth (author of / --) and Kathy Engel (author of ) will be reading from their books this Friday, May 1, at 7pm, live from the Get Fresh Instagram account @gfbpublishing.  

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Reading of “The Lost Brother Alphabet” at Busboys and Poets, Washington DC (Postponed)

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets
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June 2020

Launch of “The Lost Brother Alphabet” at Poet’s House, New York

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poet’s House

Launch and celebration at Poet’s House, New York. Kathy will be joined in reading by Grace Aneiza Ali, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Nathalie Handal & Yesenia Montilla.

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August 2020

Sister Poets: Reading by Kathy Engel and Jill Bialosky

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

Sister Poets read and converse about their new books that tread the fine line between grief, hope and love.  Jill Bialosky is the author of Asylum:  A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric sections and Kathy Engel is the author of The Lost Brother Alphabet. Thursday, August 13, 7PM $30 per Lawn Circle (seats group of 1 or 2)* 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 United StatesBuy Tickets

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September 2020

Reading at Writers & Books [Online]

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Kathy Engel reading from her latest collection of poems, The Lost Brother Alphabet (Get Fresh Books, 2020), called by Aracelis Girmay “a deeply elegiac and formally inventive work that I will return to for how it carries, among other things, the tenacity to love another, again, again, through the years and even in deaths, of body or version or story.” This event is free but registration is required.

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Collaborative Poetics Workshop at Writers & Books [Online]

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

How can the writing and sharing of poems help us build community or invite a group to explore language, voice, and place? We will play with Haiku/Renga, Zuihitsu, Cento, and other forms, or make up a form. We’ll create something that we both leave in the writing space and take with us. We will think about the relationship between the individual and collaborative voice, how a quilt of words, syntax, and linguistics works. We’ll encounter surprises, generate ideas, and have…

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