The Macon Sex School: Songs of Tenderness and Resistance

Join us in-person at Beyond Baroque for a poetry reading with author and scholar Marjorie Becker. A historian of Latin America, professor, and poet, her most recent collection The Macon Sex School: Songs of Tenderness and Resistance (Tebot Bach, 2020) reveals a world in which an array of women attempt to alter centuries of misogyny, through their bodies, music, language, and song. The reading will be introduced by author David St. John.

Free & in-person at Beyond Baroque. All attendees must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and an ID. Masks are required.

Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. Since this event is free of charge it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a full program, your free ticket may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Standby tickets will be released fifteen minutes prior to each program.

A Macon Georgia Jewish native, Marjorie Becker learned Spanish as a child, studied in Spain and served in the Peace Corps in a Paraguayan village. She holds a Yale doctorate in Latin American cultural history and is the author of the historical monograph, “Setting the Virgin on Fire” (U Cal, 2006), the forthcoming multi-genre work, Dancing on the Sun Stone: Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz (University of New Mexico Press,) and the poetry collections Body Bach (2005), Glass Piano/Piano Glass (2010) and The Macon Sex School: Songs of Tenderness and Resistance (2020), all from Tebot Bach. Her poetry has been published widely; one of her recent poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An Associate Professor of History and English at USC, she lives in Santa Monica.