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Off The Page

Arts & Culture on the Corner with Melanie Romero

Spotlighting our local and diverse O.C. communities and global topics that traverse our streets.

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Our Arts & Culture column was initially founded by local journalist Gabriel San Román in May 2020. Since then we have collaboratively featured over 25 stories and paid nearly 10 contributors from our community. Starting February 2023, #OffThePage is featuring Melanie Romero as our monthly columnist.

Melanie Romero is a trilingual writer born and raised in Orange, CA. It was during childhood weekend trips to Randy’s $1-a-book stall at the OC Market Place that she discovered a passion for reading and, eventually, writing. Today, she serves as Editor at Lil’ Libros and has written two children’s books, Amor de colores and J is for Janucá under the publisher. In her free time, she can be found indulging in challah and getting lost among the shelves of independent bookstores.


Pitch Melanie a story or email us for more information!

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