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Virtual Author Talk with Elizabeth Acevedo

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About This Event

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about the Afro-Latina heroine, Xiomara Batista, who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers. Mami is determined to force her to obey the laws of the church, so when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent. A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! 

For more information, and to register for these and other upcoming talks, go to https://libraryc.org/greenfieldpubliclibrary

Event Details

Date & Time: July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event Cost: Free

Event Venue

Venue Name: Greenfield Public Library
Phone: 413-772-1544
412 Main St
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States
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