The Betsy Writer's Room present poets in residence, M.B. McLatchey and Stacey Lynn Browne for a wine & cheese reception hosted by hotel owner, Jonathan Plutzik. Take an hour to get to know the Artist in Residence as part of The Betsy Writer's Room residency program. M.B. McLatchey is presented in partnership with SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami.)
ABOUT THE POETS:
M. B. McLatchey's debut poetry collection The Lame God was awarded First Place in the 16th Annual May Swenson Poetry Award by Utah State University Press in 2013. She was awarded the 2014 FLP Chapbook Prize by Finishing Line Press for her poetry collection Advantages of Believing. In 2011 she was awarded the 2011 American Poet Prize by The American Poetry Journal for her poem "1-800-THE-LOST". And, in 2012 she was awarded the Robert Frost Award for her poem "The Arrangement". She is currently Florida's Volusia County Poet Laureate and was a 2015 Poet Laureate nominee for the state of Florida. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Journal, The National Poetry Review, River Styx, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Georgetown Review, new south, DMQ (disquieting muses quarterly) Review, Willow Springs, The Adirondack Review, Ekphrasis, Beauty/Truth, The Comstock Review, Tupelo Press, the Cider Press Review, Science, Grain, Smartish Pace, Naugatuck River Review, and the Emerson Review. Her poetry has also been featured as a Verse Daily favorite.
Stacey Lynn Brown is a poet, playwright, and essayist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of the book-length poem Cradle Song (2009) and the co-editor, with Oliver de la Paz, of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (2012). Her second collection, The Shallows, is forthcoming on Persea Books in the fall of 2018. The winner of the James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry from New Southerner journal and an Individual Artist's grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, she has received residency fellowships from Ucross Foundation, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and Hill House and has served as Poet-In-Residence at the Key West Literary Seminars. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Indiana Bloomington.
This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested.