Phyllis is an active member of the Poetry Discussion Group held every Monday evening at Northampton’s Forbes Library. On April 9, 2018 she presented poems from What the Living Do, and Magdalene by Marie Howe. On November 6, 2017 she presented poems from Vievee Francis’ awarding winning book, Forest Primeval published by Northwestern University Press, 2015.
Pending Events: Poets,Jeff Friedman and Phyllis Katz, will be collaborating on an online reading from their most recent works, hosted by the Norwich Bookstore.
April 14, 2019 Reading at White Door Bookstore, Easthampton, Massachusetts in honor of Poetry Month
February, 2019 Participation in a Writers’ Retreat in Culebra, Puerto Rico, led by Patricia Lee Lewis
December 9, 2018 A reading from Finding Ithaca for the Massachusetts Poetry Club at Harvard’s Yenching Library.
November, 2018 Poem “God Save America” published in annual book of writers for the 30 Days in November program to raise money for the Center for New Americans”.
September 9, 2018 Featured Reader at Straw Dog Writer’s Guild ‘s Writer’s Read program in Ashfield, MA.
June 3, 2018 A celebration of Phyllis’s Finding Ithaca and Diana Gordon’s new poems and selections from Nightly, at the Instituteof the Possible, at the home of Laura Katz and Dan Berger, 106 Vernon Street, Northampton, MA, 5:00-7:00 p.m
June 2, 2018 Phyllis shares her poem “Under Ledyard Bridge” as part of a reading from Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont, Volume 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont, 2:00 p.m.
May 23, 2018 Phyllis reads from her new book Finding Ithaca, Dos Madres Press, 2018, at the Norwich Bookstore, 7:00 pm. For reservations contact the Norwich Bookstore.
May 10, 2018 Phyllis read her poem “ Paradise Pond” at a reading of Compass Roads: Poems about the Pioneer Valley at the Montague Book Mill, 7:00 p.m..
April 14, 2018 Phyllis read her poem "Paradise Pond" as part of a group reading from Compass Roads: Poems about the Pioneer Valley, 2018 on at White Square Books, Easthampton, MA.
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