The 25th annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award will be presented this Thursday evening (Oct. 12) at 7 p.m. to winner Jorge Argueta, author of Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds, and honor recipient Nikki Grimes, author of Garvey’s Choice.
Argueta will accept the award and the $1,000 prize, courtesy of Lee Bennett Hopkins, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. Grimes also will accept her honor during the event. Both are invited to speak during the event.
While attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the award ceremony in person to be on hand for some special surprises prepared for the silver anniversary event, those who are unable to be present are invited to tune in for the livestream beginning at 7 p.m. via Mediasite Live.
Read more about both books and authors from the award announcement posted this spring on Penn State News.