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Poet to Present March White Fund Lecture

Poet to Present March White Fund Lecture. Elizabeth Acevedo, award winning Poet, and author, will perform her original spoken word. March 30, 6:30 PM.

Don’t Miss this White Fund Presentation!

The evening will begin with performances by local artists followed by Acevedo’s performance.

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She believes wholeheartedly that telling her own story is an act of love and survival.

She is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican Republic immigrants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With more than 14 years of performance experience, Acevedo has toured her poetry nationally and internationally.

She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop.

She has two collections of poetry, “Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths” (YesYes Books, 2016) and winner of the 2016 Berkshire Prize, “Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm” (Tupelo Press, forthcoming). “The Poet X,” (HarperCollins, 2018) is her debut novel. She lives with her partner in Washington, DC.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.


El Taller
275 Essex Street
Lawrence MA

More Information

We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information, Lawrence Campus & Community Relations Assistant Analuz Garcia, 978-738-7423 or agarcia@necc.mass.edu

The views expressed in the White Fund Enlightenment Series presentations are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Northern Essex Community College.