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LitChat Literary Salon

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The LitChat Literary Salon is a revolutionary bridge between the virtual and the actual, a live literary discussion and virtual writers’ workshop in partnership with The Betsy Hotel-South Beach and LitChat. The Literary Salon series features live readings and presentations from respected authors and literary arts leaders, plus Twitter sessions with writers, editors and agents.

The two-day writing, reading and literary discussion series will happen September 18-19, 2012.
On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons during the Literary Salon series, LitChat founder, Carolyn Burns Bass, will moderate a writer’s workshop through Twitter. Participants can expect exceptional writing tips and publishing information from a growing list of respected authors who will tweet through a dedicated hashtag: #LitChatBetsy.

Later each evening, a live Literary Salon will be held in The Betsy’s B-Bar with notable authors and publishing professionals presenting and discussing their work.

~ Schedule of Events ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 pm to 5 pm – Writing Workshop

A virtual writer’s workshop moderated by LitChat founder, Carolyn Burns Bass, tweeted live from the Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach. We’ll have several published authors, editors and agents on hand to read and critique your submissions, from writing samples to queries, to proposals. Although the writing workshop sessions will run primarily through Twitter, participants are welcome to attend on site at The Betsy. Twitter hashtag for this segment is #litchatbetsy.

7 pm to 9 pm – Literary Salon: The Mirror of History

A live literary event open to the public in The Betsy’s B Bar, and featuring an official “tweeter” to share the event online. Tuesday night’s Literary Salon features authors Debra Dean and Patricia Engle, who will read a short selection from recent work, before opening the discussion to the audience. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Debra Dean Patricia Engle
Debra Dean Patricia Engel

Moderated by LitChat founder, Carolyn Burns Bass, The Literary Salon is free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

9 am to 11 am —  The Art of Community Table

A breakfast arts salon in BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel will include a collection of community arts leaders to discuss their experience of the LitChat Literary Salon events from Tuesday. Registered LitChat Literary Salon hotel guests will be invited to participate. This is a complimentary event by invitation only and is hosted by The Betsy-South Beach and The Writer’s Room.

2 pm to 5 pm Writing Workshop

A virtual writer’s workshop moderated by LitChat founder, Carolyn Burns Bass, tweeted live from the Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach. We’ll have several published authors, editors and agents on hand to read and critique your submissions, from writing samples to queries, to proposals. Although the writing workshop sessions will run primarily through Twitter, participants are welcome to attend on site at The Betsy. Twitter hashtag for this segment is #litchatbetsy.

5 pm to 7 pm – Official #LitChat Tweet-Up!

Join us for cocktails and great live music in the Lobby Salon at The Betsy-South Beach for a Tweet-Up. Meet your moderator Carolyn Burns Bass, fellow LitChat tweeters and local arts and literature professionals and colleagues.

7 pm to 9 pm – Literary Salon: The Art of Community

A live literary event open to the public in The Betsy’s B Bar, and featuring an official “tweeter” to share the event online. Wednesday night’s Literary Salon features authors Les Standiford and Keith Cronin, who will read a short selection from recent work, before opening the discussion to the audience. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Les Standiford Keith Cronin
Les Standiford

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
7 to 9 p.m.

Moderated by LitChat founder, Carolyn Burns Bass, The Literary Salon is free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated.

To RSVP for the Literary Salon or Writer’s Advance, click here.

The Betsy Hotel has established a special room rate of $179 (plus taxes) and has graciously waved the resort fee for all of those who wish to stay at the hotel throughout the two-day Literary Salon series. To make your reservation, go directly to The Betsy’s reservation website and select your room.

For those who take advantage of The Betsy’s special rates, we will have a Sunday night cocktail reception (no host bar) on the hotel’s spectacular Rooftop Bar. Additional dining opportunities will also be available at the hotel’s award-winning BLT Steak, including lunch and dinner prix fixe selections.

The Literary Salon will be held in The Betsy’s B-Bar, where mixology meets audiovisual excellence for comfort and community. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the series.

The Betsy Hotel is South Beach’s most literary boutique hotel. In April 2012 the hotel opened its Writing Room, where authors are invited to visit as Writers in Residence while working on new material.

See what LitChat founder and moderator Carolyn Burns Bass wrote about The Betsy-South Beach after her visit in June 2009: The Betsy Blends the Old and the New in South Beach.

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