Quiara Alegria Hudes’ memoir ‘My Broken Language’

Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes on her new memoir about growing up in Philadelphia in a Puerto Rican and Jewish family among a sea of languages and finding her voice.

(Photo credit Jon Chu)

(Photo credit Jon Chu)

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright QUIARA ALEGRIA HUDES grew up in West Philadelphia in a Puerto Rican and Jewish family. At home and in her neighborhood she juggled three languages – Spanish, English and Spanglish – and her Latino and white identities.  In her new memoir My Broken Language, she talks about finding her voice in the sea of languages, the powerful women in her family that inspired her, and her path to writing. We’ll also talk with Hudes about her collaboration with Lin Manuel Miranda on the Tony-winning musical “In the Heights.” The film adaptation comes out next month.

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