11.15.10: Ydalmi Noriega presents Crudes

11.15.10: Ydalmi Noriega presents Crudes

Ydalmi Noriega presents her novel Crudes at Proyecto Latina. photo: Thelma Uranga

Proyecto Latina Reading Series – FREE

Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7pm

@ Catedral Café

2500 South Christiana
Chicago, IL 60623

Arrive early to sign up for the open mic

The Chisme box will also be there waiting for your friendly and anonymous chismes.

This month we are thrilled to feature nuestra Comadre Ydalmi Noriega. We met Ydalmi a few years ago at one of the first Comadrazos she organized in Chicago. Since then she has been coming to Proyecto Latina and you can only imagine how ecstatic we were when she told us she was working on a novel.

About our feature: Ydalmi Noriega is a writer who explores characters’ struggles with identity and purpose through fiction. Each day these characters negotiate the balance between responsibility and pleasure. She is currently working on a novel titled Crudes that is narrated by a 10-year-old boy whose family leaves their soon-to-be-foreclosed home. It examines the building of identity through consumerism and the different manifestations of ownership in our daily lives.

Ydalmi studied economics and fiction writing and works crunching numbers for a staffing firm downtown. This way she is able to devote evenings, or very early mornings when the gods of discipline smile upon her, to writing. She has lived in Chicago for eight years where every day un cafecito con leche a las tres de la tarde keeps her connected to home in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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