Carolyn in AvalonLitChat founder Carolyn Burns Bass will join a panel of innovators in a discussion of how technology is changing literature, February 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. E.T. at Miami Beach Urban Studios. Bass will be demonstrating the integration of technology as she participates in the panel discussion from her home in Hillsborough, North Carolina using online communications technology.

Betsy-FAN panel 2016Participating onsite are Manette Ansay, author and creative writing professor at University of Miami; Pablo Cartaya, author and director of The Betsy Hotel’s Escribe Aqui program; Ray Elman, founding managing editor of Florida International University’s Inspicio literary journal; and Cristina Nosti, director of events and marketing at Books and Books, one of Miami’s largest independent booksellers.

The discussion, Literature Meets Technology, is a FANfare event produced by Funding Arts Network, a group of arts patrons dedicated to sustaining a healthy cultural environment in Miami-Dade County. Since its inception in 1990, FAN has contributed more than $3,600,000 in grants to support over 381 programs in the visual and performing arts.

The Betsy Hotel and the FIU College of Architecture and the Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios. The Betsy Hotel in South Beach is a community leader in arts programming and support. Through their Ascribe Aqui and Writer’s Room program, they have supported dozens of authors within diverse genres.

To participate in the discussion, follow hashtag #BetsyFAN.