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Join our Mailing List today to be the first to know about all of the exciting and enriching Arts & Cultural programming at The Betsy-South Beach!  Below you will find a list of programs at The Betsy.  Below our own, full calendar, you will find a list of several other events happening in Miami Beach.  

You can also see our latest ARTS AT THE BETSY CALENDAR HERE.

DIANA SPECHLER: Storytelling Workshop

Betsy teams up with Lip Service Stories to present Betsy Writer in Residence, Diana Spechler for a storytelling workshop. 

Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for the New York TimesGQ; O, The Oprah MagazineCNN Living; EsquireNew York MagazineNew York Observer; Paris ReviewSelf; DetailsWall Street JournalSalonSlateNerveGlimmer Train Stories; and elsewhere. She has essays forthcoming in PANKSouthern Review andBrevity. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (W.W. Norton, 2013) andTrue Tales of Lust and Love (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2014). She is also a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast, and NPR. In May 2014, she will be the Visiting Artist at the Betsy Hotel Writer's Room. She received her MFA degree from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University and the writer-in-residence at Portsmouth Abbey School. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow and a 2013 fellow of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, she teaches writing in New York City and for Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio.

Hosted by Andrea Askowitz, Creator and Director of Lip Service. Askowitz is the author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy (Cleis Press). Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, NPR, Jewcy.com, The Washington Blade, Literary Mama, and Sliver of Stone Magazine. She teaches memoir writing at Lip Service Institute. And is creator of Lip Service, the Knight Award winning true-stories reading series. She has just completed a book currently titled, No One Knows I’m Famous. She grew up in Miami where she lives with her wife Victoria and children Natasha, Sebastian and Beast.

May 22, 3PM to 6PM at Betsy Arts & Culture Annex located inside The Carlton South Beach, 1433 Collins Avenue.  Free event.

For details, or to RSVP, contact us at artsandculture@thebetsyhotel.com.


Betsy provides year-round philanthropy, arts, culture and education programming as part of our commitment to community. For more information, visit http://TheBetsyHotel.com or call us at 305-531-6100.