Monday, April 13, 2009

Sandra Cisneros comes to Kansas City in Tercera Pagina Reading Series

The Latino Writers Collective presents

Tercera Página Reading Series


Sandra Cisneros

“Poetry is the forbidden room in the house of the spirit. It’s where you write about the things you cannot speak. For me it’s about breaking taboos. It’s the place where you think the unthinkable, say the unsayable and, even worse, set it to paper. It’s the most subversive act I know.” --- Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is a national treasure in Latina literature. Her The House on Mango Street (1984) is required reading in schools across the nation and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009. The founder of the Macondo Foundation and Writers Conference and the organizer of the Latino MacArthur Fellows, los MacArturos, for over thirty years Cisneros has published stunning poetry, novels and short stories. Besides the “Genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation, her many awards include, among others, the American Book Award, the PEN Center West Award, the Lannan Foundation Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Texas Medal of Arts, and two honorary doctorates. Her books, The House on Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Bad Boys, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Loose Woman, and Caramelo, have been published in over 20 languages and included in many anthologies and textbooks.

Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street

Call 816-701-3407 to RSVP. Reservations required.

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