Literary Artist in Studio 1 – East side of Carriage House
July 2014 through May 2015
Artist in Residence Vanessa Garcia is a multi-media and cross-genre artist, writer, journalist, and playwright born in Miami Beach, FL. She earned her BA form Barnard College, Colombia University, and an MFA in Creative writing form the University of Miami and an MA from Univ. of California, Irvine. Garcia’s residency will consist of research about Charles Deering’s conservation of the ecosystems of the Estate expressed through poetry, hybrid text, and collaborative projects. Her Written Project My Cuban Routes, about ABC’s, American Born Cubans, is a book of creative non-fiction that combines memoir and personal narrative with literary journalism and historical context.
In addition to writing and reporting for various publications including The New York Times; The LA Times; The Miami Herald; HowlRound; Fourth Genre; and Narrative.ly, she is also a Huffington Post Blogger, and was one of four Literature Finalists, worldwide, in the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. Her play, The Cuban Spring, will have its world premiere at New Theatre Miami in the fall of 2014.