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Virtual event: Zen and the Art of Makin: Julie Marie Wade and Joy Ladin

This is a past event.

Monday, August 3 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

A poetry reading and conversation with two leaders in the LGBTQ Literary movement.

Julie Marie Wade - Dr. Wade is a member of the faculty in FIU Creative Writing.  She earned a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Louisville in 2012 and Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, specializing in memoir, lyric essay, poetry, experimental/hybrid forms, and queer literature. Julie Marie Wade’s poetry is included on The Betsy Poetry Rail – a work of public art, located adjacent to the Betsy façade, that celebrates 12 writers who shaped Miami.   

Joy Ladin - Dr. Joy Ladin is an accomplished poet and professor of English and holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University. She received her PhD at Princeton, MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and BA from Sarah Lawrence College.  Ladin is the first openly transgender tenured professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution in the world. Special interests are creative writing, expository writing, creative non-fiction, American poetry, gender studies and Jewish studies.    Dr. Ladin is an alumna of The Betsy Writers Room artist in residency program.   

An online arts series hosted by John Stuart, Associate Dean at FIU and Deborah Plutzik Briggs, VP of Arts at The Betsy Hotel.


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