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Pride Poets Light The Night

The Betsy Hotel South Beach in partnership with Miami Beach Pride presents
Pride Poets Light The Night
Free and open with RSVP. Register here.
The Betsy Hotel @ The Orb // South Beach

The Betsy partners with Miami Beach PRIDE, lighting The Poetry Rail and Betsy  Orb, featuring poetry read at the rail by Mia S. Willis to remember those lost in the  PULSE Massacre.

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Mia S. Willis is a 23-year-old African American artist and adventurer from Charlotte, North Carolina. Mia is a recipient of the 2018 Foothill Editors’ Prize for their poem “hecatomb,” which was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Their work has been showcased by WORDPEACE, Foothill: a Journal of Poetry, Button Poetry and Slamfind. In 2018, Mia ranked fourth out of 96 femme poets at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, placed fifth out of 150 poets at the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, and won the Capturing Fire Slam. They were also a member of Tender Bitch, the winning poetry performance team at the 2018 Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam Tournament. Mia's debut poetry collection, “monster house.”, was the 2018 winner of the Cave Canem Foundation's Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and will be published by Jai-Alai Books in 2019.

The Orb and Poetry Rail // Betsy Hotel South Beach

The Orb and Poetry Rail // Betsy Hotel South Beach

Earlier Event: April 2
Hybrid Prose: The Lyric Essay
Later Event: April 3
STAY GOLD Unveiling