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Poetry Writing Workshop: Elizabeth Acevedo

August 11, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to practice your craft with Elizabeth Acevedo during Young Poets Day at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival!


Adults  |  $70
College Students  |  $45

Elizabeth Acevedo will be reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in the evening.

Please note: Admission to the festival requires a separate ticket. See Young Poets Day at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival for details.  

For additional poetry events, see Poetry in our Calendar.


Elizabeth Acevedo is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience.

Her books include Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019).

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.

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