ONLINE CLASS: Carmen Machado’s In the Dream House (2024)

March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

$50.00 (10% off for members)

Due to the spread of covid-19, this class will now meet using video technology. Your virtual meeting will take place at the scheduled time and will cover the planned content. You'll receive access information upon purchase.

Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss acclaimed fiction writer Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending memoir of experiencing domestic abuse. How does a cozy cohabitation transform into domestic abuse? How does queer love beget homophobic rage? Praising the “blazingly talented” Carmen Maria Machado in the New York Times, critic Parul Sehgal invites readers of this memoir to "Merge the house and the woman―watch the woman experience her own body as a haunted house, a place of sudden, inexplicable terrors.” We will navigate this memoir room by room, focusing on short selections that highlight the author’s brilliant imagery and her agile use of rotating genres (road trip, romance, folklore, stoner comedy) to complicate our perception of reality. Advance familiarity with the book is strongly recommended. March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Online instrcutions will be sent after sign up.


In the Dream House: A Memoir, Carmen Maria Machado (9781644450031)
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, Carmen Maria Machado (9781555977887)

Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, including Count the Waves (W.W. Norton), as well as the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown). Honors for her work include an NEA Literature Fellowship; distinguished writer residencies at Wichita State University, Cornell College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of Mississippi; and four D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is on the faculty of the University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA program, and periodically teaches at The American University.  She is also the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (University of Georgia Press).

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017