Amy Gottlieb

author of The Beautiful Possible

Amy Gottlieb is the author of The Beautiful Possible. Amy is a graduate of Clark University and the University of Chicago. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Other Voices, Lilith, Puerto del Sol, Zeek, Storyscape, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poetry, and elsewhere. She has received a Literary Fellowship and Residency from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and an Arts Fellowship from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Amy lives with her family on the edge of the Hudson River in New York City. The Beautiful Possible is her first novel.




March 23 -Temple Sinai, DC, Annual Authors’ Roundtable 9 am


January 21 -Malverne Jewish Centre -The Rabbi & The Novelist: A Conversation  3:30 pm

March 10 - AWP 2018 in Tampa - Panel: "The Ganesh in the Room: Writing About Faith"

June 13 - Poetry reading at An Beal Bocht Cafe, Riverdale 8:30 pm



January 7 - Town & Village Synagogue - All-Shul Read - discussion at 1:30 pm

January 23 - Temple Emanu-El Book Group - discussion at 11 am

March 9 -  Hadassah Nassau-One Region One Book  - Central Synagogue, Rockville Centre 10:30 am

April 19 - Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford - Edward Lewis Wallant Award event -7 pm

July 28-30 - Beth El Synagogue, St. Johnsbury, VT - Scholar in residence 

August 25-26 - Canberra Writers Festival, Australia

August 26-27 - Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, Australia



February 16– Book Culture on Columbus, New York, NY  

February 22– Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY  

February 25– Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY  

March 14– East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY  

March 29– Books, Inc. on Shattuck, Berkeley CA 

April 2– Association of Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA  

April 14– Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA  

May 12– Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia PA  

May 16– Books + Booze: The Mystical Atheist in Jewish Fiction, 14 St. Y, New York,NY  

June 27– Scribblers on the Roof, Ansche Chesed, New York, NY  

August 1- The Journey of a Novel: Craft Talk, Bronx Library Center, NY  

August 16- Point Street Reading Series, Dueling Pianos, Providence RI  

August 17 - Newtonville Books, Newton Centre, MA  

August 19-20 Beth El Synagogue, St. Johnsbury, VT 

September 8 - East Meadow Community Read, East Meadow Public Library, NY  

October 21-22– Faith in Literature Conference, UNC Asheville, NC  

November 6- Book & Author Event with Ben Nadler & Sigal Samuel, Neve Shalom, Metuchen, NJ  

November 7- Book & Author Dinner, East Midwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NY 

November 13- Conversation with Leah Kaminsky, Turn of the Corkscrew, Rockville Centre, NY  

Workshops & Teaching


February 13-17 - San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 


February 21 & March 7 - Bronx Memoir Project NYPL - Kingsbridge Branch 


July 9-15- Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon


February 14– Limmud NY Conference Stamford, CT

April 11-May 16– Jewish Sources, Literary Narrative: A Writing Workshop
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, New York, NY

July 10-16– Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon
The Kenyon Institute, Gambier, OH

August 3, 11, 25-- Celebrating the Poem: A Writing Workshop 
East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY

November 2, 10, 16--The Beautiful Possible: A Novel and Its Sources
CSAIR Synagogue, Riverdale, NY