Today is Election day, so get out and vote!  Voting isn’t just our right and our privilege, its our duty as citizens! 

Today is also Arts and Letters Day.  MCC Venice is having Poetry readings throughout the day, live music, and an awesome piece of Public Art.  The art is a gigantic statue of the word VOTE, covered with newspaper articles, Ads and whatever the public felt like putting up there.  It’s really stunning!

During the Poetry readings Swamp Scribes will be collecting money for the Books for Kids Foundation.  “The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children.  Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life.”  More information can be found at