ONLINE CLASS: Forché's What You Have Heard Is True (2023)

Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 to 8:00 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  and instructions prior to your first online meeting. 
Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss Carolyn Forché’s memoir of travel to El Salvador, 1978-80, that forged Forché's identity as an activist and poet. A finalist for the 2019 National Book Award, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance is a long-anticipated reveal of Carolyn Forché’s seven trips to El Salvador between 1978 and 1980, acting on the invitation of mysterious coffee farmer and revolutionary Leonel Gómez Vides. Already an accomplished poet, Forché’s immersion into a country on the cusp of civil war forever altered her career, including the 1982 collection The Country Between Us and the seminal anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. Our discussion will focus not only on Forché’s personal journey, but her formidable lyric craft even when working in prose. Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Online class
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, Carolyn Forché (9780525560371)
The Country Between Us: Carolyn Forché, (9780060909260) 
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).

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ISBN: 9780525560371
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Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019

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ISBN: 9780060909260
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 1982