FIU Writers on the Bay Series: Sharing Passion for Writing

Source: FIU Panthers Now
Source: FIU Panthers Now

Florida International University’s online publication, Panther Now, recently reported on The Writers on the Bay series, presented in partnership with The Betsy – South Beach, calling it “an opportunity to share passion for writing.” A portion of the post is below.

Kayleen Padron/Staff Writer

Panthers at The Biscayne Bay Campus can experience the creative writing process first-hand at this year’s “Writers on the Bay” reading series, featuring award winning, best-selling author Ann Hood.

The Creative Writing Program, along with the Wolfe University Book Store and The Betsy Hotel, will be sponsoring the event with special thanks to the bookstore manager, Erica Garvey and Deborah P. Briggs of the hotel. Free food and refreshments will be served following the reading.

The program invites four writers every year to the University to the reading series. Julie Wade, an assistant professor of the Creative Writing program, has coordinated the event along with other students and faculty.

“We who teach and study creative writing have the opportunity to share our passion for the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative writing with a larger audience by bringing a diverse group of writers to campus,” said Wade.


Lauren Grodstein, February Writers on the Bay writer in Residence at The Betsy.
Lauren Grodstein, February Writers on the Bay writer in Residence at The Betsy.

The Betsy and FIU Writers on the Bay Series welcome Lauren Grodstein in February for a Reading on Feb. 23 at FIU Biscayne Campus, and a Breakfast Arts Salon on Feb. 24 at The Betsy.