The Journal

The written word is very important to our extended family and to the more than 1000 writers who have been in residence in the Betsy Writer’s Room, so it’s no surprise we created an online journal — with stories, updates, and local insights for you to enjoy.

(Happy reading!)

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A Betsy-Beatles Pastiche

For this special journal entry, we’re thrilled to introduce Jaime Walden and Hans Tanner, a multimedia creative duo who first came to The Betsy (and to each other) through their work with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

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April 22, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Wynwood

Join for a conversation about the re-emergence of WYNWOOD, one of Miami’s historic neighborhoods.

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March 30, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Entrepreneurship

Join us for a conversation with two women entrepreneurs whose product is words - one each operating in the profit and non-profit sectors.

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March 23, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Film

This series is presented in collaboration with FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios and O Cinema.

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March 17, 2021
The Betsy rooftop pool

10 Podcasts & Books for Your Stay at The Betsy

Sunkissed outdoor hideaways and comfy, cozy nooks make The Betsy the ideal place to get swept up in a great story.

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March 8, 2021
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A Sign Of The Times

In 1943, a young man arrived at the newly opened Betsy Ross hotel.

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February 19, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Music

These events are presented in partnership with FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios and Miami Classical Music Festival.

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February 9, 2021
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We Bear Witness: Poetry and the Holocaust

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, We Bear Witness features poets Geoffrey Philp, Joy Ladin, and William Heyen for an evening of readings and conversation - curated by Dr.

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February 2, 2021