(April 1, 2019) Dallas, TX – El Centro College’s Common Book Committee will host Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times best-selling author of The Poet X, on April 16 at 11 a.m. in the Performance Hall.
Acevedo will take part in a moderated discussion about The Poet X and take questions from the audience, starting at 11 and then there will be a two hour break. From 2 - 3:30 p.m., Acevedo will participate in an informal Q&A, read/perform sections from The Poet X, and sign copies of the book.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Samantha Schulze at
SSchulze@dcccd.edu or 214-860-2092.
Elizabeth Acevedo is the
New York Times best selling author of the award-winning novel,
The Poet X. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the National Book Award, and winner of the
Boston Globe Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children's Fiction of 2018.
Elizabeth hails from New York City and is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. Currently, she resides in Washington, DC with her partner.