‘In the Heights’ creators at virtual Merritt event
Quiara Alegria Hudes, co-writer of the book the hit movie, “In the Heights” was based on, signed copies of her memoir, “My Broken Language,” at Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook on Sunday morning, July 4. Photo submitted

‘In the Heights’ creators at virtual Merritt event

MILLBROOK — Merritt Bookstore has been hosting events this summer centered around the Tony award-winning Broadway play and major motion film, “In the Heights.” 

First Merritt held a virtual event on June 15 at 8 p.m., with famed Broadway and Hollywood actor and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Quiara Alegria Hudes and Jeremy McCarter, the co-writers of the book, “In the Heights Finding a Home.” Miranda based his popular musical and film on Hudes and McCarter’s novel.

The three discussed the play, film and book, which have received rave reviews. The stories are of community. 

Tickets for the virtual event were $9, and included a copy of the book. Those who participated could forward questions ahead of time to be answered during the program. 

An added attraction for Merritt customers was the book signing by Hudes for her memoir, “My Broken Language,” which was held at the bookstore on Sunday,  July 4. 

Hudes is also a Pulitzer Prize winner. She won the coveted literature prize for “Water by the Spoonful.” 

Signed copies of “In the Heights” and Hudes’ memoir may still be available at Merritt Bookstore at 57 Front St., Millbrook; call 845-677-5857 for more information.

— Judith O’Hara Balfe

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