April 9, 2022
Margaret Pace Park 1745 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132
Everyone's an Island: Hidden History Tour of the Venetian Islands
4 - 7 pm | $5-$25 (pay what you can) | Register here
A self-guided hidden history tour of the Venetian Islands culminating in live poetry reading at Belle Isle Park. Participants receive a print zine via pickup at Margaret Pace Park and guide themselves on a tour through the islands' history. After finishing the route, we’ll meet at Belle Isle Park for a poetry reading.
Interested in volunteering? Sign-up here.
A taste of the hidden histories:
- Biscayne Island (first and largest island) was once an airport called the Viking Airport
- The still-standing home of Ernest Hemingway's brother, Leicester, and capital of his micronation: New Atlantis
- The remaining pilings of what was to become Isla di Rolando, the never-built 6th Venetian Island, which was to connect with 3 more islands via a causeway called the Rue di Campanile. AND MORE!!!
Besides the hidden histories, the zine also contains poetry inspired by each of the stops which have been either commissioned by past + present Islandia contributors or relevant work from selected contemporary poets.
Presented in partnership with Islandia Journal
Islandia Journal publishes visual art and writing that deals with the themes of myth, folklore, ecology, history, paranormal activity, and cryptozoology as they pertain to Florida & the Caribbean: a region we might call Islandia.