LINK FOR TONIGHT'S VISIT: bit.ly/AcevedoBrowne
Join us as we welcome NY Times Bestselling Author and National Book Award winner, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Mahogany Browne, author, Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC, and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. We are thrilled to partner with Delaware City Schools and Flyover Fest to present these acclaimed authors in a free, virtual event generously sponsored by the State Library of Ohio and Bexley Community Author Series. Together, Acevedo and Browne will share insights on the creative process and the power of the written word, and will explore some of the critical issues addressed in their books, including empathy, self expression, growing up, and social justice. Readers middle grade through adults are invited to be inspired and empowered. Register for your free online ticket today!
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 & Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC & 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 & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & 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, New York.