Elizabeth Acevedo & Dean Atta: Speaking Up

Thu 15 Aug 17:30 - 18:30

Spark Theatre on George Street


Elizabeth Acevedo & Dean Atta: Speaking Up

Age 14+

Two powerful verse novels about identity and self-acceptance are unlocked by National Slam Poetry Champion Elizabeth Acevedo and BBC Young Writers’ Award judge Dean Atta. In Elizabeth’s Carnegie-winning The Poet X, the secret book of poems under Xiomara’s bed is about to be thrust into the spotlight, while in Dean’s The Black Flamingo, a young boy finds his wings when he discovers drag. Get ready to learn the secrets to finding your voice.

Vote for The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta in the First Book Award.