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

Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House 10 River Terrace, New York, NY

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 … Continue reading "A Celebration of Bettissima with Kathy Engel, Lawrence Joseph & Quincy Troupe"

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

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.

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

Hobart, N.Y. The Book Village of the Catskills

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 For Spotlights of all of our Participating Writers, go to


Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

20 Cooper Square 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY

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.

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

David Rubenstein Atrium 61 W 62nd St, New York, New York

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.

Lalela Writers Retreat

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

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

Parish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY

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, … Continue reading "Talk and book signing for “Women and Migration” at Parish Art Museum"