An Evening With Elizabeth Acevedo

An Evening With Elizabeth Acevedo

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm CT as Tulane University’s Newcomb Institute, Stone Center for Latin American Studies hosts an evening with Elizabeth Acevedo.

Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.

For more information contact: Denise Woltering Vargas via email at or by phone at 504-862-3143.

This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of the Stone Center’s ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.

THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. Register by clicking the button above or here.

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In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance–and Papi’s secrets–the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.


Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land, With the Fire On High, the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X, and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. She is also the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal. 

From the border in the Dominican Republic to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo