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Young Poets Day with Elizabeth Acevedo at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States


Young Poets Day with Elizabeth Acevedo and the winners of the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival!


Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event which takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington, CT.


Picnics are welcome and food and wine can also be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and choose a spot among the flower beds, surrounded by eight-foot stone walls and the sounds of nature. 


Music by Merritt Gibson


Elizabeth Acevedo is a New York Times best selling author. She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience.


Her books include, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019).


She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.


Fresh Voices Poetry Competition is an outstanding program that offers high school students the opportunity to write and perform poems suitable for presentation and publication. Since 1993, student poets from all corners of Connecticut have entered this competition and mentoring program. Winners will read at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on Young Poet’s Day Sunday, August 11. Winning poems will be printed in a chapbook published by Grayson Books and available for purchase in the Hill-Stead Museum Shop. Winning poets will also have their work featured on Hill-Stead’s website in the online poetry journal, Theodate.


Season Pass  | $65
Online  | $15
At the gate | $20
Children under 18 | FREE


For reserved seating with chairs and VIP parking, please join The Live Poets Society


For additional poetry events, see the Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Festival page.


Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event which takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington, CT.


The community cherishes this five-event series of readings and music performances in the tranquil and historic Sunken Garden. Visitors can arrive early to tour the museum’s world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets.


Inspired by the surroundings, many attendees take the opportunity to write their own poetry and prose, lingering after dusk to finish their poems and conversations. 


Hill-Stead is proud to make the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival accessible to all.

Organizer

Hill-Stead Museum

Venue

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States

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