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ONLINE ONLY: In Conversation - Poets Elizabeth Acevedo and Mahogany Browne

Thursday, May 06, 2021
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Join Elizabeth Acevedo and Mahogany Browne for an afternoon of poetry and purpose.

Click here to view program https://delawarecityschools.webex.com/delawarecityschools/lsr.php?RCID=e36e8313db3d4dc680c9b97db77b6f7b This recording will be available until May 20.

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of With the Fire on High which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal and Clap When You Land, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer's Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club and Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby and Black Girl Magic, Kissing Caskets and Dear Twitter. She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) and as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

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Elizabeth Acevedo & Mahogany Browne
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
All Ages
Presenter
Elizabeth Acevedo and Mahogany Browne
Contact
Liz Goodrich | lizg@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-312-1032
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