- Charlie Vázquez
Charlie Vázquez is the director of the Bronx Writers Center at Bronx Council on the Arts, as well as the New York Coordinator for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra. He writes speculative fiction and is inspired by the crossroads where history meets spirituality.
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