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Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM)

Add to Calendar 2022-02-23 19:30:00 2022-02-23 19:30:00 Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM) Online The Betsy [email protected] America/New_York public
7:30PM - 8:30PM
The Betsy is the home of SWWIM - SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI - and collaboratively hosts 8 poetry readings and residencies annually.

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7:30PM - 8:30PM

Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM)

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. 


Komal Mathew is the author of For Daughters Who Walk Out Like Sons, which won the Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Diode Poetry Journal, The New Republic, Poetry, and others. A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and Sarah Lawrence College, she lives with her family in Smyrna, Georgia, where she is the co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly.

Komal Matthew is a visiting writer in The Betsy Writers Room in partnership with SWWIM. 

Clayre Benzadón received her MFA at University of Miami. She is a Split Lip Magazine poetry reader and Broadsided Press’s Instagram editor. Her chapbook, Liminal Zenith, was published by SurVision Books in 2019. She was awarded the Alfred Boas Poetry Prize for "Linguistic Rewilding" and her full-length collection, Moon as Salted Lemon was a finalist for the 2021 Robert Dana-Anhinga Poetry Prize. She has been published in places including 14poems, SWWIM, Fairy Tale Review, ANMLY, and forthcoming in Grist Journal. You can find more about her at 

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