Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Katonah Poetry Series 50th Anniversary

9e5f2ea5fcb6004103a9_LES_2980.jpeg
Billy Collins, who will lead all-star poetry reading and panel. Credits: photo by Leslye Smith
9e5f2ea5fcb6004103a9_LES_2980.jpeg

The Katonah Poetry Series will host a gala event on Saturday, May 13, to celebrate fifty years of bringing the finest voices in contemporary poetry to northern Westchester. The public is invited to attend a reading with our all-star panel of poets, followed by a VIP cocktail reception. The panel features longtime KPS advisor and two-time US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, National Book Award winner Mark Doty, NY State Poet Laureate Marie Howe (2012-2014), and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. They will read their own poetry as well as that of other beloved KPS poets. Billy Collins will lead the panel in an exploration of contemporary poetry and where it might go next. A separately ticketed VIP cocktail reception will follow—in the company of the poets!--including gourmet hors d’oeuvres, libations and live jazz.

Since 1967, the Katonah Poetry Series (www.katonahpoetry.com) has hosted nationally acclaimed poets at the Katonah Village Library. Past KPS poets include nine Poets Laureate of the United States, sixteen winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and eleven National Book Award Winners. KPS poets are exceptional for the excellence of their work, but also the excellence of their stage presence—charming audiences with poetry and commentary that beguiles, amuses and elucidates.

Doors open at 3:30 pm for this event. The Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts is located at 260 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. Parking will be available on site. Admission for the reading and panel discussion is $40 adults, $30 KPS paid members, $20 students. Tickets and sponsorship packages for the reading and VIP reception begin at $150. Tickets are advance sale only. All proceeds will benefit KPS and its public programming. For more information and pricing details, please visit www.katonahpoetry.com. KPS can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Do it badly!

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at least to start. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to get started on a project even if I don’t have all the pieces together. Sometimes just puttering, tinkering or moving the parts around will help me sort out my brain enough to give me an idea of how to tackle a project.  

I can’t tell you how many times ...

Putnam County highlights

Putnam County: ”Where the country begins” pretty much sums up my view every day as I traverse this beautiful area. At every turn there is a reservoir, farm, trail or the stunning vista of the Hudson Highlands. Less development and fewer traffic lights showcase nature’s bounty uniquely during each season and I never tire of taking it all in. I often stop and take pictures on my ...

More than just a book store

What consistently rates 4.9 to 5.0 on the major customer review sites? What business is both destination and resource, a tradition, a haven, valued, endangered and has something for everyone, at every age? 
Hands down, it is your local independent bookstore. They have faced challenges (think “When Harry Met Sally”) and still do (um, Amazon), but those that remain have carved out ...