The University of Wynwood Visiting Writer Series ("U-WYN") began in 2009 with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to create more opportunities for poets to come to Miami by off-setting the costs of flights, honorariums, and hotels. The series has run continuously since then and is now presented in partnership with The Writer's Room at The Betsy-South Beach, a residency program contained within The Betsy-South Beach, a luxury boutique hotel on Ocean Drive. The goal of the series remains the same: to create more exchanges between writers and the Miami population. Visiting U-WYN writers give public readings, create projects, lead talks and workshops, and perform outreaches. There is no application process. Writers are invited directly by O, Miami staff.

2011
Stacey Lynn Brown
Adrian Matejka
Traci Brimhall
Roger Reeves

2010
David Gewanter
Zachary Schomburg
Honor Moore
Joanna Klink
John D'Agata
Gregory Pardlo
Ed Skoog
F. Daniel Rzicznek

2009
Melanie Almeder
Frank Giampietro

2016
Alicia Jo Rabins
Chloe Garcia Roberts

2015
William Corbett
Daisy Fried
Jay Hopler
Kimberly Johnson
Elena Medel

2014
Leigh Stein
Ross Gay
Sandra Simonds
Joshua Mehigan

2013
Patricia Lockwood
Chloe Garcia Roberts
Erin Belieu

2012
Melissa Broder
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Malachi Black
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Mark Bibbins
Billy Collins
Omni Zona Franca
Ariana Reines