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Meet the Artist: Melissa Studdard

Date:
Add to Calendar 2022-03-17 17:00:00 2022-03-17 17:00:00 Meet the Artist: Melissa Studdard Online The Betsy [email protected] America/New_York public
Time:
5PM - 6PM
Location:
Online
The Betsy is the home of SWWIM - SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI - and collaboratively hosts 8 poetry readings and residencies annually.

Event Details

5PM - 6PM
ONLINE

Due to COVID, all Spring SWWIM 2022 events will be LIVE streamed from The Betsy Hotel on Instagram and Facebook.

SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami) was co-founded by Jen Karetnick and Catherine Esposito Prescott. SWWIM publishes, promotes, and celebrates women writers, trans and cis women, nonbinary, intersex, and other gender-expansive communities, with a year-round reading series held at The Betsy-South Beach in Miami Beach, FL and the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day. Together, SWWIM and The Betsy have presented almost 50 poetry readings. 


Melissa Studdard is the author of two poetry collections, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, and Dear Selection Committee (forthcoming May 2022), as well as the chapbook Like a Bird with a Thousand Wings. Her work has been featured by places such as PBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian, SWWIM Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series. Her awards include The Penn Review Poetry Prize, the Tom Howard Prize from Winning Writers, Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, the and REEL Poetry Festival Audience Choice Award. Like willful adolescents, Studdard’s poems sometimes venture off the page and out into the world on their own, where they’ve been made into banners, films, songs, car magnets, postcards, telepoem recordings, and more. 

Melissa Studdard is a visiting writer in The Betsy Writers Room in partnership with SWWIM. 

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