Cindy’s Readings & Events

March 16, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Cindy will be reading at the Huntington Woods Library. The address is: 26415 Scotia Road in Huntington Woods, Michigan, 48070.

Cindy’s poem “Still, Above Grass” was one of 20 poems from the Divining Dante anthology chosen to be included in The Poetry Jukebox, a European street art project, with poems for listeners to hear. She just sent in her recording, which will be up and running in the fall of 2022, in time to celebrate the 701st anniversary of the great poet’s death.

“The Art of Observance” — Cindy Frenkel read poems that focused on delighting in the smallest detail: Seeing the world’s marvel closely helps usher in joy. Additionally, she read about the darker side, including suicide awareness and prevention, and briefly read about that. The reading took place via Zoom at 7 pm Eastern time on April 28th, 2022Here’s a link to the Zoom recording.

Cindy read via Zoom with Dennis Hinrichsen to kick off National Poetry Month at the Royal Oak Public Library on April 4th, 2022. Watch/listen to the reading here.

Pink Panther Presents and DWGuild Bring You a Virtual Poetry Reading on March 8th, 2022 at 6:45 p.m., Featuring Zilka Joseph, Joy Gaines-Friedler, Cindy Frenkel, and Jenifer DeBellis. Tune into this event via Facebook live streaming at or request a private invite to attend the Zoom session (in the FB comments section or by direct message).

Cindy, along with Theresa Lin and Nathaniel Berry, read during Columbia University’s “Columbia Selects” at 7pm EST on December 9th via Zoom. Columbia Selects is the Writing Program’s storied alumni reading series. Watch here.

Meet the Author: Cindy Frenkel, The Plague of the Tender-Hearted.

Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to meet Cindy Frenkel, Michigan author and educator speaking about her chapbook, The Plague of the Tender-Hearted. She will also discuss its back story, including owning her voice in her late middle years, as well as diminishing the stigma of mental illness and addiction, all while replacing it with intimacy, purpose, and humor. The evening will be filled with insight and reflection on topics we call all relate to in our lives. Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 16 at 1 pm Eastern time.

Cindy was interviewed on August 30, 2021 by The New York Corner’s Literary Parrot. Watch it here.

Cindy will be at The Book Beat from 1:30-3pm on Sunday, August 15th, along with other authors, to celebrate Book Beat’s 39th anniversary. Learn more here!

On August 8th, 11am-2pm, Cindy will be at an outdoor Summer Book Bash to kick off the 70th Anniversary Season of the Detroit Jewish Book Fair at the Jewish Community Center on Drake Road in West Bloomfield.

Cindy’s article “Teaching Classic Lit Helps Game Designers Make Better Stories” is live on WIRED. Read it here!

Jenifer Smythe DeBellis interviewed Cindy on Pink Panther Magazine’sPPM’s AUTHOR TALK, Live-podcast-vlog.

Cindy spoke via Zoom at the Jewish Book Fair on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. View it here!Cindy read with the acclaimed poet Molly Peacock, as well as Dawn McDuffie and Christine Rhein, for ML Liebler’s online series, The Living Room, on Sunday, July 12th 2020Watch it here!

Cindy and her new book of poetry were recently featured in The Jewish NewsRead the article here.

To learn the backstory about the book Plague of the Tender-Hearted, please read Linda Sienkiewicz’s blog where she asks Cindy “What, Why, and How.”

Cindy read with the acclaimed poet Molly Peacock, as well as Dawn McDuffie and Christine Rhein, for ML Liebler’s online series, The Living Room, on Sunday, July 12th at 2 p.m. Watch it here!

Come One Come All Next Thursday in the D at The Aretha at The Music Hall (formerly The Jazz Cafe) with Poets Cindy Frenkel, David James, Bethany Schyrburt & Dog Latin. Starts at 7:00 p.m. Find out more on Facebook.

Frenkel is one of the contributors reading for the Peacock Journal on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 at the KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th Street in Manhattan.