Vica Miller Literary Salons: Russia! May 20 - May 20, 2014


Vica Miller started her literary salons shortly after completing one of many fiction writing workshops — in Tuscany. Upon returning from Italy she was asked to read from her novel in progress, Inga’s Zigzags, at a SoHo gallery, which prompted her to launch salons of her own. The first one took place in April of 2009 in her Manhattan apartment and since then has evolved into a respected literary event hosted by major New York City galleries, including Susan Eley Fine Art, 287 Spring, Mimi Ferzt, Lyons Wier and Ceres, featuring a diverse roster of writers, both published and not.

The salons provide a platform for fresh voices in literature, who are serious about the craft of writing. We don’t address the hardships of getting published, nor aim to impress big name critics and sell books for published authors. We present new work from a mix of established and emerging writers, with the ultimate goal of supporting the literary arts and creating a loyal community of followers. Each salon features four writers and is set in a private gallery or art space. Wine is served. The evenings are vibrant and memorable.

Vica Miller grew up in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia, and has been a New Yorker for over two decades. She runs communications for a global technology company and has launched a new media course at Hunter College (CUNY), where she has also taught Public Relations. She’s worked as a magazine editor, new media producer, TV reporter and art publicist. Vica holds a Master’s degree from ITP – Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is an excellent swimmer, a beginner paraglider and a mother of two.


The evening’s program:

– Boris Fishman, reading from debut novel, A Replacement Life (Harper Collins, 6/2014)

– Alina Simone, reading from debut novel, A Note to Self (Faber & Faber, 6/2013)

– Lara Vapnyar, reading from new novel, The Scent of Pine (Simon & Schuster, 1/2014)

– Vica Miller, reading from debut novel, Inga’s Zigzags (Ladno Books, 5/2014)