We have loved working with Elizabeth and are thrilled that her writing has taken the world by storm. We will miss her at Project VOICE, but we are cheering her on every step of the way. While you won’t be able to catch her at Project VOICE, you can definitely check out her brilliant book The Poet X and see where she will be next here.
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion as well as a Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop. Acevedo is a 2010 Teach for America Corps member, and a former writing instructor at the University of Maryland as well as the head coach and Assistant Youth Programs Coordinator for The DC Youth Slam Team. Her manuscript, Beastgirl, was a finalist for Yes Yes Books’ chapbook poetry prize and will be published in the September 2016. She lives in Washington, D.C. For more about Elizabeth, see: www.acevedopoetry.com
“Elizabeth Acevedo’s stories are rendered with a passion, and a grit that only a life well lived can teach. Her presence, so immediate, and so easy to connect to. She pulls you in with ease, and knocks you out with a warm smile.”
—Michael Tapscott, Director of the Multicultural Student Services Center at The George Washington University
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