Blond woman looking pensive, resting chin on hand. Tree in foreground and background
Blurred image of woman in black with sunglasses on a busy street

Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM)

Date:
Add to Calendar 2022-03-16 19:30:00 2022-03-16 19:30:00 Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM) Online The Betsy [email protected] America/New_York public
Time:
7:30PM - 8:30PM
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

7:30PM - 8:30PM
ONLINE

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. 

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

FEATURED POETS

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. 

Victoria Sanz received her MFA in poetry from NYU, and holds degrees in Creative Writing and American Sign Language. She is a mother, poet, and educator. Viki lives and works in Miami. Some of her poems can be found in Smoking Glue Gun, Phantom Limb, and Columbia Poetry Review. 

 

SWWIM logo

Other Events of Interest

Black and white image of a young woman with dark hair

Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM)

The Betsy is the home of SWWIM - SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI - and collaboratively hosts 8 poetry readings and residencies annually.
Woman in black dress standing in front of lush tropical greenery

Supporting Women Writers in Miami (SWWIM)

The Betsy is the home of SWWIM - SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI - and collaboratively hosts 8 poetry readings and residencies annually.