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SAIL to present Elizabeth Acevedo

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development will present poet and writer Elizabeth Acevedo Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in  419 Reed Hall.
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 holds a B.A. degree in Performing Arts from George Washington University and an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With more than 12 years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has graced stages nationally and internationally including renowned venues such as The Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, and South Africa’s State Theatre, The Bozar in Brussels, and the National Library of Kosovo; she is also well known for poetry videos, which have gone viral and been picked up by PBS, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Upworthy.

Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.
Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol, Callaloo, Poet Lore, The Notre Dame Review, and others.

Acevedo is a Cave Canem Fellow, Cantomundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's Workshop. She is the author of two poetry collections: Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes Books, 2016) and winner of the of the 2016 Berkshire Prize, Medusa Reads La Negra's Palm (Tupelo Press, forthcoming), and a novel, The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018).

Additional information is available by contacting Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development at 606-783-2071.