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Great Writers, Great Readings Welcomes Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes

Hofstra’s 11th annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights. More recently, she is the author of The Elliot Trilogy, three standalone plays that trace the coming of age of a bright, charismatic, and haunted young man who escapes “el barrio” in Philadelphia, becomes a Marine, and in the aftermath of his service in Iraq must find his way to adulthood. Ms. Hudes’ second play in this trilogy, Water by the Spoonful, was honored with the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

Ms. Hudes will speak on Wednesday, March 18, at 11:15 a.m. at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, first floor, Axinn Library. Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department and the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Events are free and open to the public.

For more information call 516-463-5410.

Photo by Joseph Moran.

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