The main event of the National Day on Writing is an evening reception that recognizes the winners of student writing contests and features readings from invited authors, followed by a reception and book signing.
This year's National Day on Writing will feature a reading by award-winning author Chantel Acevedo at 6:00 p.m. in the Schmidt Center Gallery. The student winners of the "flash fiction" writing contest sponsored by Coastlines Literary Magazine will also be recognized.
Chantel Acevedo’s novels include Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin's Press), which won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book of the Year, Song of the Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adults, A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press), winner of the Doris Bakwin Award, and National Bronze Medal IPPY Award, and The Distant Marvels, (Europa Editions).
Her fiction and poetry have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review , among others.
Acevedo is currently an Associate Professor of English in the MFA Program of the University of Miami.
Visit her website: www.chantelacevedo.com