• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?” : Bagley Wright Lecture Series
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times Bestselling author of 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. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Puerto Del Sol, Callaloo, and others. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her partner. Visit her online at acevedowrites.com



In addition to her festival events, Elizabeth Acevedo is appearing in the following festival partner events:

Lit Crawl Portland — Join us on a madcap literary adventure through the streets of downtown Portland! All events are free and open to the public, and culminate in the Tin House After Party. More info here.

Friday, November 9, 8:00-8:45 p.m.: Our Words Are a Bridge: An Evening with The Rumpus, VIDA, and YesYes Books

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

Time to Fight: Facing the Truth

A young Afro-Latina refuses to be silent in the face of a world that may not want to hear her in Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X, finalist for the National Book Award. Two students at an elite prep school question the traditions that promote violence and toxic masculinity in best-selling author Brendan Kiely’s new novel,

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

An Evening with the National Book Awards

Awards season is here at last! Just four days before the 2018 National Book Awards, you’ll have a chance to join the National Book Foundation at the Portland Book Festival for an exciting Awards reading featuring 2018 Awards Finalists and Longlisted authors (and maybe even forthcoming Winners!). The reading will include writers honored in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young

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