Elizabethtown College Hosts An Evening with Carolyn Forché on April 4
March 19, 2019   //   By:   //   Arts & Culture, Arts and Culture

American poet and activist Forché will discuss her “politically-engaged poetry”

On Thursday, April 4, Elizabethtown College will host An Evening with Carolyn Forché, at the Esbenshade Gibble Auditorium. Part of the College’s Guest Poets Series, Forché is the author of four books of poetry and a human rights advocate.

In addition to her poetry, she also will discuss her 2019 memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, a devastating, lyrical, and visionary book about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others, set in the late 1970s in El Salvador.

In 2013, Forché received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement. In 2017, she became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. Currently, Forché is a Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University.


What: The College’s English Department will host its Guest Poets series, An Evening with Carolyn Forché.

When: Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: Esbenshade Gibble Auditorium, Elizabethtown College (One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, Pa. 17022).

Who: The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information about the event, visit etown.edu.

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