Recent Appearances

Poets in Conversation at the Norwalk Library

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018, 7 – 8:15 PM:

Katherine Flannery Dering is a poet, novelist and memoirist who holds an MFA from Manhattanville College. In 2014 she published Shot in the Head, a Sister’s Memoir a Brother’s Struggle (Bridgeross). A mixed genre book of poetry, prose, photos and emails, it deals with caring for her schizophrenic brother, and she is an advocate for better care for the mentally ill.  Her poetry chapbook, Aftermath, to be published in 2018, began during a period of introspection following the death of her nephew from a drug overdose. Her poetry and essays have also been featured in numerous small journals, newspapers and anthologies. Ms Dering  lives in Bedford, NY and currently serves on the executive committee of the Katonah Poetry Series. She blogs at


at Manhattanville College

APRIL 11, 2019,  7 PM

Join Manhattanville MFA alumnae Katherine Dering, Terry Dugan and Alex Lindquist at Manhattanville's Barat House. 

Katherine and Terry  will read from their recently published work, and Alex will display and speak about her art. 

All three will also talk about how passion and art intersect. 

Books will be available for sale, and the authors will sign their work.



An essay in Cordella Magazine

I was pleased and honored that Cordella published my essay about my relationship with my brother Paul. 

Dancing with my Brother

I had three brothers, but I never danced with any of them—except in silly, everyone-jumping-around-sessions of doing the Mouse with Soupy Sales. Not even at a wedding. But that changed a couple of weeks before my youngest brother died...

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