Elizabeth Acevedo

VectorElizabeth 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 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 Prize finalist. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC.
Events for Elizabeth Acevedo
Special Event
Desert Stanzas 2022
Past Event

Desert Stanzas 2022

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 February 2022 19:30-21:30Venue: Desert Camp,
Language: EnglishSession No. 49 
AED 325 
Desert Stanzas returns! Our legendary night of poetry under the stars is back fo... Read More
Children's event
Elizabeth Acevedo: Clap When You Land
Past Event

Elizabeth Acevedo: Clap When You Land

Date/Time: Friday 11 February 2022 17:00-18:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 14+Session No. 63 
AED 40 
Award-winning Dominican-American author Elizabeth Acevedo will be reading from h... Read More
Special Event
Fresh Air, Fresh Lyrics: An Open Mic Night
Past Event

Fresh Air, Fresh Lyrics: An Open Mic Night

Date/Time: Wednesday 9 February 2022 19:30-21:00Venue: Firefly Lounge, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English, Urdu & PunjabiSession No. 51 
Free Entry 
We live in a region steeped in poetic tradition with a powerful spoken word scen... Read More
Workshop Children
Rat Ode: Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Acevedo
Past Event

Rat Ode: Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Acevedo

Date/Time: Friday 11 February 2022 14:00-15:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 14+Session No. 822 
AED 100 
When tasked with writing an ode about an animal by her professor, Elizabeth Acev... Read More