Trans Memoirist to Appear at South Florida Libraries

Diana Goetsch. Credit: Tyler Foltz.

Diana Goetsch, author of her memoir, “This Body I Wore,” will appear at South Florida Libraries next week as part of her “Red State Library Tour.” This tour brings her to communities that are being targeted by book bans and challenges to bring people to the libraries to read. Goetsch is primarily a poet who has released eight poetry collections. However, her memoir released in 2022 about her experience with her own body as a trans woman has received critical acclaim.

Diana didn’t realize she was trans until 2014. For years, she cross dressed on the weekends and enjoyed her professional life as a public school teacher in New York City. One day, it clicked with her that she was, in fact, a woman. Her memoir discusses her path to transition, but also takes a wider historical lens to trans issues over time. The New York Times book review called it an “achingly beautiful memoir” about “a trans woman’s often vexed relationship with her own body.”

During a time when libraries and the content of their books are under scrutiny, Geotsch’s tour is more important than ever. With school districts unsure of what to do with their libraries, bringing in authors to tell their stories helps to bring a marginalized community together.

She has appeared at libraries across the country to do readings of her book and discuss her life and writing. She will be appearing at the main branch of the Palm Beach County Public Library on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. and at the main branch of the Broward County Public Library on Sept. 15. Attendance is free and no registration is required.

For more information about the Palm Beach event, click here.

For more information about the Broward Event, click here.


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