The Poet X at Pages Bookshop: Book Club


In anticipation for poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo’s visit to Detroit on April 26th for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series , we invite you to come to Pages and dig into Acevedo's poetry and award-winning novel, The Poet X, in a free a reading and discussion group on Saturdays @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning March 9, 2019 and ending on March 30, 2019. 

This event is FREE, but please RSVP here.

This reading and discussion group meets weekly (for four weeks) and includes creative writing facilitation from local writer and educator Sarah Ulicny. 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. 

This is a series of conversations around the text, however, we understand participants may need to miss a week. Sarah will be dividing the book into sections and handing out those chapter breakdowns each week.

**Also please note, we will be providing free copies of the books to participants in the series plan to attend at least 2-3 sessions. We encourage people to still come to any and all sessions they can make, but if they can only make one they should plan on purchasing their own book.**

Thanks to the Tuxedo Project and Marygrove Colege for helping us make this book club possible. We hope you’ll join us and acquaint yourself with The Poet X. Please sign up here. 

This program is part of the 31st Annual Contemporary American Author Lecture Series. Programming is made possible by Marygrove College and The Tuxedo Project in partnership with the Kresge Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Tuxedo Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. In partnership with Marygrove College, our recent supporters include the Adamo Group, Hire It Done, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights, and students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy, the school's Class of ‘88, and the Ignation Service Corps. Programming at The Tuxedo Project is made possible by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to our individual donors and a host of dedicated artists, educators, and the Tuxedo Street community.

Sarah Ulicny holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She has taught creative writing workshops at Columbia, Pace University and Manhattan College.  Sarah also facilitated therapeutic writing workshops through the New York Writers Coalition.  Her work has appeared in various magazines including The Ampersand Review, The Mantle and XOJane.  She is delighted to return to her home state and reconnect with Detroit's writing (and reading!) community. 

Event date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
19560 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223
The Poet X Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018