May 13, 2017: 50th Anniversary


50 YEARS OF KATONAH POETRY: This Event is Sold Out!


The Walker Center for the Arts at

The Harvey School 260 Jay St., Katonah, NY


4:00-5:30 pm               All-Star Poetry Panel:

Come hear Billy Collins (2-term US Poet Laureate and best-selling poet), Mark Doty (National Book Award winner), Marie Howe (Poet Laureate New York State, 2012-2014), and Vijay Seshadri (Pulitzer Prize winner) read from their own work, as well as explore the impact of fifty years of poetry through the lens of KPS.

6:00-7:30 pm VIP Cocktail Reception                (separate ticketing):

Join us after the reading for bountiful bites, festive libations and live jazz, all in the company of the poets.

Please help us kick off the next 50 years of KPS by participating in this important fundraiser.

Extended RSVP was due by May 11. Online Ticket Sales are now closed for this event. 

Ticket Sales are Closed for this event…


  • $40/adult
  • $30/Valid Paid KPS Membership w/card
  • $20/student 


  • $110/adult


Haiku $150 

  • Individual Ticket to Reading & VIP Reception
  • Named Tribute Listing in Program

Heroic Couplet $275

  • 2 tickets to Reading & VIP Reception
  • Named Tribute Listing in Program

Sonnet $500 

  • 2 tickets to Reading & VIP Reception
  • ½ Page Tribute Message in Program

Epic Poem $1,000

  • 4 tickets to Reading & VIP Reception
  • Full Page Tribute Message in Program

Books for the four poets will be available for purchase on site at this event. They may also be pre-ordered through Scattered Books and will be available for pick-up on site. Visit their web site:


Net proceeds from the events will benefit the Katonah Poetry Series and its public programming. Contributions taxdeductible to the extent permitted by law. The market value of the reading is $18 and the reading plus VIP Reception is $50 (per person).

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