Author Corner

by Emily Educator August 24, 2018

Meet Award-Winning Author - Abena Beloved Green

The Book:

The Way We Hold On by Abena Beloved Green. Abena’s debut book of poetry is one of the most sough after books to hit the shelves. Throughout the pages are powerful, thought-provoking and mind consoling poems about holding on and letting go—of ideas, opinions, beliefs, people, places, and things. Her poems address cultural, social, and environmental issues, relationships, and reflect on everyday life as a small-town raised, semi-nomadic, first-generation Canadian.


The Author:

Abena Beloved Green, is a writer, poet, and dancer who grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She uses spoken word and dance to create, engage, and elevate.  Abena is the third-place finalist in the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (Verses Festival of Words) and the 2016 poetry prize winner of the Atlantic Writing Competition (now Nova Writes).  She is a two-time member of the Halifax slam time in competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011 and 2016. Her first book of poetry, The Way We Hold On (Pottersfield Press, 2018) was released in March 2018. In addition to her love for writing and performing, Abena seeks to equip others to write and share their own poetry as a means towards personal fulfillment and empowerment.” Pick up your copy at Chapters or go to the website. Contact Abena Beloved Green


The Contest:

Enter today for a chance to win, a copy of The Way We Hold On. Teens Submit a 10-line poem about holding on and letting go, and you could win an autograph copy of The Way We Hold On, by Abena Beloved Green’ along with your photo and poem featured in the next issue of Teens Now Talk magazine.  ENTER CONTEST 


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