Updates and Musings from the Writer's Room

Welcoming March, and our March Writers in Residence March 3, 2015

For details on events being hosted with these incredible writers in residence, see our Upcoming Events page.

Betsy Writer’s Room welcomes poet George Yamazawa February 25, 2015

Born in Durham, NC and raised by Japanese immigrants, George Masao Yamazawa, Jr. is widely considered one of the top young spoken word artists in the country. At 24 years old, “G” is the youngest poet to become a National Poetry Slam Champion, Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and Southern Fried Champion, and has toured […]

Welcoming Exile Writer in Residence, Norman Manea February 21, 2015

Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his topic is, mainly, the individual destiny in extreme situations (holocaust, communist dictatorship, exile). In 2014, the Romanian Writers Union proposed his name as a Nobel candidate, as did – in previous years – the Romanian […]

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