Updates and Musings from the Writer's Room

Congratulations to one of our own – Pablo Cartaya! May 22, 2017

Miami’s Newest Young Literary Hero Takes On Development Arturo Zamora is 13 and ready for a relaxing summer. His plans are quickly shattered when his family’s business is threatened by a developer, he loses one of the most important people in his life and he has to find the courage to express his feelings to […]

Welcoming Patricia Smith and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib for O, Miami March 30, 2017

          Celebrating O, Miami and National Poetry Month As part of an ongoing, annual partnership with O, Miami Poetry Festival, The Betsy Writer’s Room is pleased to welcome our first two poets of the festival: Patricia Smith and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. Both poets have events around town with O, Miami. For details […]

The Betsy Writer’s Room proudly salutes Kevin Young! March 16, 2017

We were thrilled to learn that The New Yorker has recently named Writer’s Room alum Kevin Young as the new Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. Young participated in our annual Under the Influence Poetry Reading as part of National Poetry Month with  O, Miami in April of 2016. “Paul Muldoon, who for a decade […]

In Residence

Knight Foundation