Some say Miami is not a literary city, notorious for the bikini-clad perfection of its sun-blazed, superficial residents-too busy basking on the sand to pursue any deep, intellectual endeavors. Even the local government, faced with a budget crisis, has opted to remove funding for the public library system, assuming those institutions are insignificant and disposable to Miamians. But, a few good people in the arts community are proving these assumptions wrong, showing that reading, knowledge, and literacy are important to the residents of the sunny Magic City…… Continue reading the article “Mobile Literary Feats Help Promote a Miami of Readers: Rally Around Causes for Books” on the miamiartzine.com.
Published by Monica (Vega) Torres
I am the editor and founder of the Chronicles. I have been writing about the local arts and culture since December 2012. My articles have been featured in Miami New Times, Tropicult, Art Slant, Art Slant Street, and miamiartzine. Check them out in the Editor's Portfolio. I got an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2017, and two of my pieces are published in Sinking City Lit Mag from UM. I also write songs and love to sing. You might catch me performing at a local venue. Other things I love are animals, especially cats, yoga, vegan food and rock-n-roll. Thank you for reading! View all posts by Monica (Vega) Torres