Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

An Evening with Multi-Award Winning Author Elizabeth Acevedo

March 23rd, 2021
6:00 PM CST

Location
Online

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Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Acevedo. Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.

Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land, (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire On High, (Harper, 2019); the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X. (HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal; and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. (YesYes Books, 2016), a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic, to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.

This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of our ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Read more about Acevedo’s work in this recent article from The Atlantic.

The event is moderated by Associate Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Professor Carolina Caballero. Caballero taught Acevedo’s work this past fall 2020 in the course, Latinx Studies. This program will be co-moderated by a second year undergraduate student, Sophie Sanchez. Sanchez is double majoring in Public Health and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Sophie is a Newcomb Scholar, a member of SAPHE (Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education), and a Public Affairs intern at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.

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Other Supported Events

Please help us to support local bookstores by purchasing any copies of Acevedo’s books at Tubby & Coo’s.

For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.

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