Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Observatorio Cervantes, 2 Arrow Street, 4th floor
Join us to celebrate the National Poetry Month with a Latinx poetry reading. From Elizabeth Acevedo’s poetry, infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved New York’s tough grit, to Peggy Robles-Alvarado’s rhythmic energy to celebrate womanhood and honor cultural systems, through the work of Danielle Legros Georges, City of Boston Poet Laureate.
Elizabeth Acevedo holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years as a performing poet, Acevedo has graced stages nationally and internationally. She is the author of the chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, and her debut novel, The Poet X has just been published.
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a tenured New York City educator with graduate degrees in elementary and bilingual education. She is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow as well as two-time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homage to the Warrior Women.
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her work has been published in a wide variety of publications including The Boston Globe, World Literature Today, The Caribbean Writer, Callaloo, Poeisis, The American Poetry Review and she is the author of the collection Maroon.
Organized in collaboration with the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights; the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.