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Betsy Writer’s Room Alum Patricia Smith in the News February 22, 2018

Congratulations to one of The Betsy Writer’s Room Alums, POET, PATRICIA SMITH. The Daily Bulletin reported on Feb. 20th that poet “Patricia Smith has won the $100,000  Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University. The writer received the world’s largest monetary prize for poetry for “Incendiary Art: Poems,” which examines the history of violence against African-Americans.” (Daily […]

American Experience 737 – with Susan Straight January 30, 2018

We were thrilled to host writer Susan Straight in The Betsy Writer’s Room as an artist in residence. She sent us an update recently, so we’re sharing her work: A big literary map of the US, featuring all regional fiction, to remind the nation that we are not red or blue states. It’s the first […]

FIU Exile Studies to host Betsy Writer in Residence Boris Sandler November 2, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion on Giving Voice to the Exile: The Role of Publishing Houses and Newsprint in Bridging Cultural and Intellectual Divides. The panel will take place on Thursday, November 9, at 3:30-5:00, in GL 220, MMC (See flyer for details).  Moderated by Professor Heather Russell and composed of […]

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