Updates and Musings from the Writer's Room

Remembering Poet Ilyse Kusnetz October 19, 2016

“Sometimes all we can do is bear witness.”  (Ilyse Kusnetz) Remembering the passing of one of our special friends, poet Ilyse Kusnetz, wife of another one of our very special friends, poet Brian Turner – both part of The Betsy Writers Room community.  Ilyse was the opening reader in a celebration of her new book, […]

Writer’s Room Alum Natasha Tsakos: “It’s time to invent!” October 12, 2016

As part of our 2015-16 Salon Season, Funding Arts Network invited Natasha Tsakos to speak at The Betsy – South Beach for an exclusive, members-only event. Described as “A Talent of the Next Generation”,  Tsakos is known for pioneering ways of integrating technology with live performance. She is a conceptual director, interactive designer, idea generator […]

Writer’s Room Alum: Idra Novey, in the news September 22, 2016

Idra Novey is a poet, translator, and newly-minted fiction writer. Ms. Novey was a Writer in Residence here at The Betsy Writer’s Room back in May, 2015. The Jewish Book Council recently interviewed Ms. Novey on her first novel, Ways to Disappear. Ms. Novey spoke about her novel during her stay with us. It addresses the […]

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