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Revolution Books, Sun. July 17, 2016, 3 pm, with Don Kentop. I read women's voices in Don's Frozen By Fire: A Documentary in Verse of the Triangle Factory Fire, 1911 - for a review of the book: http://www.quillandparchment.com/archives/Feb2015/bookreview.html

Poets Against Hate @ Poets in the Park, Redmond, WA. June 25, 2016

It's About Time #318- An Interview in Verse with Esther &  Mitra Lofti Shemirani: Poets Against Hate, April 18, 2016, Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 6:45 pm

Listening to Mozart Concert, Haller Lake United Methodist Church Music Series, March 6, 2016, 2 pm 

Poets Against Hate, Feb 13, 2016, 2-5 pm, Seattle Public Library Central Branch
Jan 8, 2016 

The Art of Alzheimer's: The Artist Within Reading, Seattle City Hall,  Jan. 20, 2016 noon

Couth Buzzard Books, Aug 28, 2014, 7 pm

It's About Time Writers, Craft Talk:Writing Process, Sept. 11, 2014, Ballard Library,6 pm 

Writing a Life Story, Jewish Family Service, Nov. 9, 2014, 2 pm. Brown Tickets, Free 

LISTENING TO MOZART , BOOK LAUNCH , Elliott Bay Book Co
Tues. JULY 1, 2014 -7 PM - Free - Everyone welcome - Cake!

Ravenna Third Place Books "Into the Storm: Journey with Alzheimer's" reading, with Collin Tong & others, May 1, 2014, 7 pm 

Elliott Bay Book Co, "Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer's" LAUNCH, March 16, 2014, 3 pm

Beacon Bards Poetry Reading Series, with Ann B Hursey, March 12, 2014, 7 pm 

Frye Art Museum, with Tess Gallagher, Holly Hughes, & Ann Hedreen, Thurs Feb 27, 6:30 p.m. 

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, with RASP Poetry Anthology contributors, Mon Feb 3, 2014, 7 pm

Northwest Center for Creative Aging, Thurs Jan 23, 2014, 2 pm 

Couth Buzzard Books, Sun Dec 8, 2013, 3 pm 

Ravenna Third Place Books, Sun Nov 17, 2013, 4 pm

Merrill Gardens at the University, Tues Nov 12, 2013, 2 pm

Greenwood Senior Center/Phinney Ridge Community, Fri Oct. 18, 2013, 3 pm

Elliott Bay Book Co, Dear Alzheimer's Book Launch, Sept 8, 2013

Arts and Nature Festival, Camp Long, West Seattle with Ann Hursey, Jennifer Monro, Aug 10, 2013

It's About Time Writers #286, Ballard Library with Laura Lucas, Loreen L Lee, Theo Nester, Aug 8, 2013

Soul Food Poetry Books with Joan Swift, June 20, 2013

Abe Keller Peace Education Fundraiser with Diane Westergaard, Jule Tripp Weaver, Georgia Stewart McDade, Katleen Flennikin, Nov 27, 2012

T'Latte Cafe for Denise Calvetti Michaels' Book launch with Katy Ellis, Ann Teplick, Linda Thompson, Ann Hursey, Bellevue, WA.  Nov 17, 2012

Words' Worth, Seattle City Council, Nov 13, 2012

Seattle Poetry Garden with Ann Teplick for Jack Straw Productions, Oct 21, 2012

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Richard Hugo House, Sept 29, 2012

Poetry Against Hunger with Arleen Williams, Douglass P. Johnson, Pamela Carter, Denise Calvetti Michaels, Katy E. Ellis,  T'Latte Coffee & Tea House, May 26, 2011

Redmond Association of the Spoken Word with Ann Teplick, Old Redmond Schoolhouse, Jan 28, 2011

Seattle Public Library, Final 2010 Jack Straw Reading Nov 13, 2010

SAM WORD with Jack Straw Poets, Seattle Art Museum, October 21, 2010

Elliott Bay Book Company with Jack Straw Poets Bill Carty, Tara Roth, Brian Barr, Nov 7, 2010

Jack Straw Studios with Martha Clarkson, Michael Dylan Welch, Marjorie Manwaring, May 14, 2010

Ravenna Third Place Books, with DRASH contributors, May 31, 2009

Frye Art Museum, with Beyond Forgetting contributors, May 3, 2009 

Irene Drennan Memorial with Diane Westergaard & Denise Calvetti Michaels, Richard Hugo House, March 1, 2009 

Jack Straw Production Studios with Pontoon10 contributors, 2008

Seattle Public Library, Nov. 2007

Prose West at Epilogue Books, August 9, 2006

Poet's West at Epilogue Books, July 2006

Elliott Bay Book Company with Olivia Dresher and Friends, reading from In Pieces: Anthology of           
         Fragmentary Writing, June 17, 2006, 4:30 pm

Older Women's League (OWL)  with Irene Drennan & Diane Westergaard, University House, 
         Sat. Sept 11, 2004

Ravenna Third Place Books, with Diane Westergaard, Irene Drennan, Pesha Gertler & Denise  
         Calvetti Michaels, Sunday, May 2, 2004

Barnes & Noble's Lynnwood, with Gloria Burgess, Michael Dylan Welch & Irene Drennan
          Friday April 23, 2004

Poets in the Park, Sun. April 4, 2004

Temple Beth Am, January 10, 2004

Lottie Motts, Oct 24, 2003

Ravenna Third Place Books, Aug 21, 2003

Ravenna Third Place Books, , Feb. 25, 2003

Learning Through the Arts: Holocaust Experience Shared, North Seattle Community College, April 18, 2000

Richard Hugo House Faculty Reading, Elliot Bay Book Store, April 8, 2000

Elliott Bay Chamber of Commerce with Irene Drennan, 2000

After Long Silence Reading Series for Women Poets and Writers, 11/19/99

Hospice of Seattle: A Celebration of Remembrance, Frye Art Museum, Spring 1999

Poets West, Barnes and Noble, Issaquah, Fall 1999

Poets West, Frye Museum, Spring 1999

Wit's End Book Store, Nov. 13, 1999

Seattle Love of Life Poets, Barnes and Noble, U. Village, 1996-1998

"Ernesto Cardinal," Silenced at the Borders: Banned Books Week, Seattle Public Library, Sept. 25, 1997

"Readings on Themes of Freedom and Light," Tree of Life Judaica & Books, Dec. 3, 1997

Seattle Public Library, Banned Books Reading for Poetry Month, April 1998

Castalia Reading Series, University of Washington, various readings, 1982 - 1990

Papers, Talks, and Panels

"Dr. Edith Buxbaum and the Development of Seattle Psychoanalytic History," University of Washington, "History of Psychology" class, May 19, 2011

Panel Moderator: "Writing Women's Biography" with Dorothy Cordova, Mildred Andrews, Susan Starbuck - PEN Washington, Seattle chapter of PEN International Richard Hugo House, Seattle, Tues. November 16, 2004

"Writing Edith Buxbaum" ProseWest Reading Series, Wit's End Bookstore, Seattle Wed. May 19, 2004

Poetry Panel: "Process and Product" Redmond Association of Spokenword, "Poets in the Park" Weekend, Clise Mansion in Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA., Sun. April 4, 2004

"Dr. Edith Buxbaum and the Application of  Psychoanalytic Pedagogy in Post-World War II Seattle" Pacific Northwest Historian's Guild Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Sat, Mar. 6, 2004 

Writing "The Homeless One: A Poem in Many Voices," Abnormal Psychology class,
Cascadia Community College, November 3, 2003

Northwest Bookfest, Spoken Word Panel, October 18, 2003

Reading Shirley Kaufman with Linda Clifton, Emily Warn, Ken Shiovitz  
& Pesha Gertler, Temple Beth Am, June 15, 2003

Censorship and the Development of A Writing Self, Censorship and the Right to Dissent Panel, PEN Washington, April 15, 2003

Red-Diaper Baby, The Writer and Politics Panel, PEN Washington, Aug. 20, 2002

The Poet's Words. Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry Peace
Reading Seattle Public Library,  March 2002

Irena Klepfisz and the Poetry of Exile.  North Seattle Community College, 1999

Edith Buxbaum, Women's Biography and the Writing Process, University of Washington, Independent Women's Scholar's Group, 1995

Edith Buxbaum, Ph.D., Child Psychoanalyst - The Seattle Years: 1947 - 1982, Oral History Workshop #41: Women in the Early History of American Psychoanalysis, American Psychoanalytic Association, 12/94

Irena Klepfisz's Keeper of Accounts and Cynthia Ozik's `The Shawl,' University of Washington, Women's Studies, 1993

Themes of Home, Exile, Self and Other in Irena Klepfisz's Early 1970's poem, `Death Camp,' University of Washington, Women's Studies, Oct. 1992

Irene Kelpfisz, Jewish Feminism and the Construction of a Social Self: A Psychoanalytic-Feminist Perspective, Judaism, Feminism and Psychology Conference: Creating a Shelter in the Wilderness, Nov. 1, 1992.

Jewish Feminism and Identity Politics, National Women's Studies Association, Towson University, Towson, Md., Nov. 1989

Women and Creativity, Panel on Women's Creativity, Women's Studies, University of Washington, 1989

"Midrash on Ruth and Naomi," Torah and Blintzes: Tikun Lail Shavuot Study Vigil, Congregation Beth Shalom, June 8, 1989

Jewish Women's Spirituality, Edmonds Community College, 1980s

Women's Clubs, YWCA, 1980s

National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section, Women's History Conference, University of Washington, 1980s

Jewish Women's Spirituality, Conference on Women's Spirituality, Antioch University, Seattle, 1981

Origins of the Seattle Council of Jewish Women: 1900-1910, Early Seattle Panel, Seattle Women's History Week, University of Washington, March 12, 1981

Women's Role at Congregation Beth Shalom, Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Washington State Women's History Panel, 1980

National Women's Party and the Equal Rights Amendment, Western Washington University, 1972



Esther 
Altshul 
Helfgott, 
Ph.D.




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