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Painted Cities - Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:30pm</span>

Painted Cities

10/18/2014 - 1:30pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

To those outside it, Pilsen is a vast barrio on the south side of Chicago. To Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, it is a world of violence and decay and beauty, of nuance and pure chance. It is a place where the smell of cooking frijoles is washed away by that of dead fish in the river, where vendettas are a daily routine, and where a fourteen-year-old immigrant might hold the ability bring people back from the dead.

 

Simultaneously tough and tender, these stories mark the debut of a writer poised to represent his city's literature for decades to come.

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

About Presenter Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

 

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski grew up in the Pilsen neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He has taught in the Chicago public school system and is currently a high school counselor for students with disabilities. In his spare time he builds and repairs motorcycles.

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