Marytza Rubio, Makara Center for the Arts – Public Fiction Project

Date grant awarded: June 4, 2016
The Public Fiction Project is a literary access initiative created by writer Marytza K. Rubio to serve the residents of Santa Ana, California. Santa Ana has only one public library for over 335,000 residents. This project seeks to provide literature that engages a multicultural and multigenerational population. The Public Fiction Project, the inaugural program of Makara Center for the Arts, will address the lack of library services by installing mini-lending libraries throughout the city; hosting pop-up book shops at rotating sites; and compiling an online database of resources for the community, which will include a map of literary access points throughout the city.