" " 1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013
From Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, 27, the Betsy will be hosting a dozen poets in residence, in support of O, Miami’s efforts to create a three day intensive poetry festival on the beach.
In addition to Richard Blanco, other visiting poets include Chase Twitchell, Achy Obas, Stacey Waite, Jose Angel Leyva, Jean Portante, Delana Demeron, Eduardo Corral, Kevin Young, Victor Rodriguez Nunez, Frank Baez, and Megan Amram. Readings will be held in B Bar throughout the festival weekend. For more information see www.omiami.org.
What better way to celebrate allof this literary splendor than with a reading and a party? On Saturday, April 27, O, Miami will present a Global Reading on Roofdeck featuring international visiting poets. The Betsy will then sponsor its third annual Poetry Partay on Roofdeck following the reading, with food provided courtesy of culinary partner, BLT Steak at the Betsy. RSVP to attend this event to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.