Author News

Upcoming Reading

at Bedford Free Library




Join local author, Katherine Flannery Dering as she celebrates the release of her new poetry book, Aftermath. The author will read from her work, answer questions, and speak briefly about her advocacy work.

Registration required. Call the Library or register online. Space is limited. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Upcoming Reading

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.

Recent Appearances & Publications

Poets in Conversation at the Norwalk Public 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

Jean P. Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Miami, Florida. Her novel Water on the Moon, published in June 2014, won the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award for contemporary fiction. Her work has appeared in journals and newspapers such as upstreet, SN Review, The Timberline ReviewAngels Flight Literary WestFiction Southeast, Distillery, Skirt, Slow Trains, the Hartford Courant, Greenwich Time, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. A memoir piece, “Finding Charles,” appears in Persimmon Tree. Several of her poems are found in Women’s Voices of the 21st Century, 2014. Her chapbook, Time’s Tyranny, was published in the fall of 2017. She, her husband, and their black Lab, Sly, divide their time between Greenwich, Connecticut and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

Recent publication

I was pleased that my essay, Dancing with my Brother, was published in Cordella Magazine.

Link to essay

Interviewed by writing coach