Hobart Festival of Women Writers: Spotlight on Kathy Engel

Kathy Engel is making her Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers debut in 2017. In addition to giving a reading of her published work, she will moderate the festival’s Public Conversation on Art and Politics with poets, Marianela Medrano and Elana Bell, and essayist, Nancy Bereano.

In this Spotlight, Kathy speaks with Stephanie Nikolopoulos on language, the intersections between her life as a poet and as an activist, and her hopes for this panel: “As long as there’s genuine exchange and openness, anything is possible. I’m not interested in the predictable or obvious or proving a point. I’m interested in seeds. New language. A shift. If I learn something, which I’m bound to, then I can only hope others will as well.”