Literature in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Literary creation in Cienfuegos has been prolific since the beginning of the 17th century until the actual day. Among the more important writers of Cienfuegos we can find Clotilde del Carmen Rodriguez, known as the “Daughter of Damuji”, who was the first person from Cienfuegos to ever choose literature as a career. Antonio Hurtado del Valle, Adelaida Sainz de La Peña, Mercedes Matamoros and Aurelia Castillo de Gonzalez are other important writers and poets.
Today, literary creation is promoted in workshops and expositions and through editorial houses like Mecenas and Reina del Mar.