Escribe Aqui / Write Here Festival with Francisco Aragon

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Escribe Aqui / Write Here Festival with Francisco Aragon

The Betsy - South Beach

Aug 18, 2022
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Free with RSVP

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The 8th edition of the Escribe Aqui / Write Here Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 18 at The Betsy with an intimate gathering that features a poetry reading and a meet and greet with resident poet and festival participant Francisco Aragón. Award-winning poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier will be the evening’s host. Guests are welcome to share their work with the featured festival participant. The event starts at 7:00 PM in The Betsy’s Carlton Room. Stick around after the reading for a Zarzuela/Opera Pop Up at 9:00 PM.

Escribe Aquí / Write Here is an initiative that honors artists working at the intersection of cultural experience and thought. As part of The Betsy’s literary programs, the festival was created in 2015 by two Latinx writers: Cuban-American Young Adult writer Pablo Cartaya and Peruvian born novelist/editor Pedro Medina Leon, Founder/Editor in Chief at Miami-based publisher, Suburbano Ediciones.  The project received initial funding from The Knight Foundation and is sustained with support from The Betsy Community Fund at the Miami Foundation and the PG Family Foundation, under the direction of Dr. Deborah Plutzik Briggs, The Betsy Hotel’s Vice President for Arts and Community Engagement. This year's festival participant's include Elisa Albo, Francisco Aragon, Clayrre Benzadon, Silvia Curbelo, J. Bruce Fuller, Mia Leonin, Alexandra Relagado, and Caridad Moro-Gronlier (curator).

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