This spring the city of Detroit welcomes National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo to Marygrove College’s 31st Annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. In preparation for her reading and talk on April 26, Know Allegiance Nation invites you to dig into Acevedo’s award-winning novel, The Poet X, in a free a reading and discussion group on Saturdays @ 12:00-2:00 p.m. beginning March 23rd.
This reading and discussion group meets weekly and includes a read-along for youth age 13-18 of various literacy levels, plus creative writing instruction from local artist and poet Deena Allen. At the end of the series, participants receive 1 free copy of The Poet X to keep. Books, refreshments, and writing supplies provided by the community-based literary center The Tuxedo Project.