29 March 2010

Lannan Symposium: Literacy, Literature, Democracy

On April 6th and 7th, The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University will be hosting a symposium on Literacy, Literacy and Democracy, featuring an opening reading by Dave Eggers, and continuing through the following day with discussions, panels and readings, culminating in a tribute to poet Lucille Clifton on Wednesday evening, April 7th. Full schedule at http://lannan.georgetown.edu
We hope to see you there!
Carolyn Forché
Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, Washington D.C. 22057

28 March 2010

Carolyn Forché just returned from El Salvador, where she participated in a special tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero on the 30th anniversary of his assassination, and her friend and mentor, Leonel Gomez Vides, who died on November 25, 2009. Here she is photographed with Madre Luz of the Hogar Para Niõs Divina Providencia. Madre Luz was present at Monsignor Romero’s death, and has been a friend to Leonel and to Carolyn for thirty-two years. The tribute took place on March 25th at the Hogar Para Niños, and was offered by SIES, Sindicato de la Industria Eléctrica de El Salvador.