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EXILE is a Miami-based literary arts and culture platform producing publications and site-specific events such as exhibitions, performances, lectures, fairs, and workshops around South Florida in order to advance local circulation and engagement with artist’s books and printed ephemera. Headquartered in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by creating hubs for independent publishing that represent and serve our diverse community.
5900 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
EXILE launched it’s pilot project SIDE X SIDE this past summer, working with youth in Opa-Locka and Little Haiti. We partnered with Pageslayers, an Opa-Locka-based creative writing summer camp empowering and propelling young writers of color, to bridge our respective Miami-Dade neighborhoods together by means of the handwritten word. Inspired students between the ages of 8 to 10 years old living and attending public school in Little Haiti and Opa-locka were paired with each other as pen pals, creating correspondence art – stamps, envelopes, snail-mail memorabilia – while learning about life in another diverse community through the lens of a new friend. By the end of SIDE X SIDE, the not-so-long-distance pals will finally meet IRL and create their own zine together! Separate then together, separate and together, these students will both expand their literary horizons beyond community borders and instill in themselves a civic sense of pride from where they read, write, live and play.