Bronx Writers Center Announces Author, Publisher, and Festival Organizer Charlie Vázquez As New Director

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The Bronx Writers Center (BWC) has announced that Charlie Vázquez—author, editor, publisher, and the New York organizer for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra literary celebration—has accepted the position as its new director. BWC serves the borough with workshops, consultations, book presentations, and the Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Awards, announced each June. The BWC is the literary wing of the Bronx Council on the Arts.
“I’m thrilled to bring all of my experience to the Bronx Writers Center and to the Bronx itself because it inspires me more than any other place in the world—it’s where I was born and raised. I feel honored and excited to serve my people, to help launch new and serious writers of fiction and poetry,” says Vázquez.
Charlie Vázquez will lead a free two-hour workshop—“Activating Scenes”—on Monday, January 13, at the Bronx Council on the Arts’ future home at 2700 E Tremont Avenue near Westchester Square. Info:www.bronxarts.org Contact: bronxwriters@bronxarts.org or 718-931-9500 (x21), Phil Cardone (x33). Contact: phil@bronxarts.org
The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx, and searches for and promotes new community voices and audiences via literary and literacy programs. The Bronx Council on the Arts is celebrating 50 years as a private, non-profit membership organization that is the official cultural agency of Bronx County. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency of almost 1.4 million residents. BCA provides an array of services to 5,000 artists and more than 250 arts and community-based organizations.

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