Carolyn Forché: on Resistance and Memory
When: 02/26 @ 7:00PM Where: DC Public Library – Georgetown Branch, 3260 R St. NW Washington, D.C. 20007
Poet and Georgetown Professor Carolyn Forché will discuss her latest book, What You Have Heard Is True A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, with NPR’s book critic Maureen Corrigan.
“What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman’s radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life.”
2019 National Book Award Finalist
“Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” –Margaret Atwood
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