• Home

Cocktails and Conversation: Elizabeth Acevedo, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and Malka Older

PEN America is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of cocktails and conversation centering Caribbean women writers.

This evening, the second in our two-part series presents a conversation between Dominican poet and novelist Elizabeth Acevedo, Brooklyn-based Jamaican novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun, named a New York Times “Best Book of the Year;” and Malka Older, Cuban-American author of Infomocracy and Null States. 


  • 6 pm Cocktail hour
  • 7 pm Conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and Malka Older
  • 8:15 pm Live jazz by Jazz Foundation of America

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. VIP tickets are $50 and include Museum admission and an open bar. 

Part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at Brooklyn Museum.

Photo of Nicole Dennis-Benn credit Ozier Muhammad, photo of Malka Older credit Allana Taranto Ars Magna Studio. 


Halvah lollipop toffee danish dragée pudding. Fruitcake lemon drops carrot cake liquorice. Jujubes dragée bonbon. Jelly-o jelly-o cake caramels jelly tootsie roll pie cookie tiramisu. Sesame snaps chupa chups sugar plum jujubes marshmallow dragée donut sesame snaps. Muffin wafer jelly beans dragée chocolate cake.

Wafer sugar plum liquorice chocolate cake toffee icing. Chocolate bar fruitcake cotton candy chocolate cake. Soufflé lemon drops topping. Sweet roll muffin sweet carrot cake sugar plum ice cream. Gingerbread sugar plum topping. Gummi bears jelly-o macaroon sweet roll. Cupcake tootsie roll tart caramels. Tiramisu jelly caramels gummies donut. Ice cream toffee carrot cake chocolate croissant sugar plum danish.

Pastry cupcake marshmallow apple pie tiramisu candy gingerbread. Cake sesame snaps jujubes powder chocolate. Wafer topping cupcake gummi bears croissant lollipop macaroon. Chupa chups soufflé pie bonbon brownie cake. Sweet cheesecake soufflé powder carrot cake biscuit ice cream bonbon. Chocolate lollipop tart dragée apple pie bonbon tart cake. Chocolate lemon drops liquorice brownie candy donut. Croissant pie donut marzipan cupcake. Halvah dessert cake lemon drops dessert gummi bears. Gummies dragée jelly beans carrot cake danish cheesecake.