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Annual Literary Dinner at The Betsy – South Beach February 10, 2016

On Friday, February 5, 2016 The Betsy Writer’s Room at The Betsy – South Beach welcomed Miami’s literary community to break bread. The guests’ of honor were US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Shakespearean Scholar David Scott Kastan.   Miami’s literati communed together in B Bar, a gleaming and elegant speak-easy that hosts poetry […]

Vanessa Blakeslee: On Writing (from the Writer’s Room) February 3, 2016

Our recent Writer in Residence, Vanessa Blakeslee, shared her experience at The Betsy on her writing blog, “On Writing.” We were honored to host Ms. Blakeslee for a Breakfast Arts Salon on January 21st, welcoming her to to the Miami literary community.   “Dispatch from Ocean Drive where despite being the warmest spot in the […]

Congratulations to Writer’s Room Alum, Matt de la Peña! January 13, 2016

Matt de la Peña Becomes First Latino Author to Win Newbery Medal Putting our arms around author Matt de la Peña this morning! Matt was our first guest (ever) in The Betsy’s Writers for Young Readers Program. He is a remarkable writer bringing a new generation of readers to books, and we are delighted to share the […]

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