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Miami Beach, FL 33139
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 PM in Betsy’s event space, B Bar a collaborative reading and conversation: Sylvia Plath and Tradition: 50 Years and Counting will pair Miami’s resident poet Campbell McGrath with poet Catherine Bowman from Indiana University. Ms. Bowman will stay in the Writer’s Room from April 15 to 19.
In honor of National Poetry Month (April 2013) and in partnership with O, Miami, the month long festival that celebrates poetry throughout Miami Dade County, The Betsy South Beach has a full slate of events, promotions and interactive activities on tap. Produced by the University of Wynwood with principal support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami creates a series of events and projects with the simple goal of every person in Miami-Dade County finding a poem during the month of April. As host hotel for O, Miami, The Betsy provides accommodation for out of town poets in its Writer’s Room and in hotel rooms; as well as presenting public readings, salons, parties and the annual Poetry Broadside Exhibition.
The Betsy Writer’s Room, created as part of the hotel’s commitment to cultivating arts and literature programs, funded in part by a Knight Arts Challenge Grant to create a special place on South Beach that inspires writers to do their best work, celebrates its first anniversary in April. Six poets will stay in the room during April 2013 as The Betsy works with O, Miami to champion the power of words including a residency by Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, who read his poem, “One Today” at President Obama’s Inauguration in January.