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Crystal Maldonado Reading From Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Storrs Campus

UConn alumna Crystal Maldonado returns to campus to read from her debut YA novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, a Cosmopolitan Best New Book of Winter 2020. Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one…..The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter. As Kirkus Reviews puts it in a starred review, “Charlie’s struggles are authentic and raw while Maldonado’s bright prose makes for a page-turner. . . . [Charlie Vega is an] overdue and welcome ingénue.”


Creative Writing Program (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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