Elizabeth Acevedo has nothing to prove when it comes to her writing, she is a master of the pen. Her third novel, 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒑 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒅, will leave you wanting for more in every line. In this beautiful story written in verse, we meet Camino and Yahaira.
Jax by Jax is an annual literary festival in Jacksonville, Florida which showcases established and bourgeoning writers of all genres. Day One will LIFT YOUR SPIRITS and OPEN YOUR MIND, featuring poetry and prose by Yvette Angelique, Ben Atkinson, Tayve Neese, Abel Harding, Lex Hamilton, Tim Gilmore, Taryn "Love Reigns" Wharwood, Brad Kuhn, Shannon Pulusan, Johnny Masiulewicz, Michelle Lizet Flores, Damon Thomas, singer/songwriter Jesse Montoya, and featured poet Lynn Skapyak Harlin, who will read her work and also wrap things up with a 15-minute workshop on HOOKS that you won't want to miss.
In her chapbook 𝑪𝒖𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒔 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒘𝒂𝒎𝒑, Michelle Flores gives us glimpses into her life as a granddaughter, being a caregiver to a dying parent, and the Cuban lineage that runs deep in her veins. We also learn of a hilarious family secret and the family ties to her children's book 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒕.
Michelle sits down with River City Live host Rance Adams to discuss her new picture book,𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒕, as well as the importance of representation in children's literature.
Jax by Jax Literary Festival: Featured Poet
Jax by Jax is an annual literary festival in Jacksonville, Florida which showcases established and bourgeoning writers of all genres.