Sandra Cisneros

The Fisher Center’s “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros,” Part of the Big Read 2022, Recounted on Lion’s Roar

As part of the , Sandra Cisneros spoke at the Fisher Center, sharing the history of The House on Mango Street and offering up advice to aspiring writers. Recounting the night for Lion’s Roar, Angélica Paljor highlighted Cisneros’s practical and spiritual guidance given to the audience at Bard this past April. “Writing, she said at Bard, ‘is sacred work, as sacred as a nun or a monk who meditates for days or hours—that’s how I see it,’” Paljor writes. The conversation, prompted by questions from Dinaw Mengestu, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of the Humanities and director of Written Arts, and Mariel Fiori ’05, managing editor of La Voz, also touched on aspects of representation in writing and one’s intended audience. Ultimately, Cisneros implored beginning writers to write for themselves—and those they love: “I wrote [The House on Mango Street] to stay alive when I was dying, on behalf of the people I loved. That’s the difference: when we make something for those we love and we don’t do it with a personal agenda, siempre sale bonito—it’s always going to turn out well. That’s what The House on Mango Street taught me.”
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Ten books by Latino authors you should be reading, according to Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is as well known for her writing as she is for her love of reading.“Everyone needs to know yourself before you can be in any kind of relationship, but especially a writer needs to be reading to be writing,” she said.In a  conversation with The Independent, the author of House on Mango Street, who is set to speak at the Santa Fe Literary Festival, shared some of her recent reads. Cisneros will be appearing at the festival, being held later this month, alongside U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. The pair join a line up which includes other award...
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Sandra Cisneros, a Chicago native, is an internationally recognized writer

Born and raised in Chicago, this Mexican-American woman has a great deal of linguistic talents. Through her application of words on blank pages, she has impacted the world. She has received a number of sublime fellowships, national and international awards, honorary degrees and international recognition as a writer. She earned...

BITS & BYTES: OLLI talk with Randall Kennedy; reading by Sandra Cisneros; Playwright Mentoring Project performance; Ancram Opera House summer season

PITTSFIELD — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College will present a Zoom talk with Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. In his new book, “Say It Loud! On Race, History and Culture,” Kennedy addresses a broad range of the...

Sandra Cisneros on writing, independence and being ‘the ambassador of everything’

Sandra Cisneros never thought she’d own a home. Growing up with six brothers and her two parents in an immigrant neighborhood in Chicago, she always dreamt of a place of quiet, where she could be alone, have messy hair and not have to make her bed.She had dreamt of a land of solitude where her thoughts could be put to paper and her laundry didn’t have to be neatly folded every time. A place where she could be creative, a place where she wasn’t frightened. But never for one moment thought it’d be a house.As a writer, she was living...
Mount Vernon News

NEA Big Read Book Giveaway and Kickoff Celebration of Sandra Cisneros “The House on Mango Street” at the Public Library on March 1

MOUNT VERNON – This spring, the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County celebrates Sandra Cisneros’ novel, The House on Mango Street through the NEA Big Read program. Set in working-class Chicago in the 1960s, The House on Mango Street provides a story that invites all readers to connect through the very human experience of growing up, finding your voice, achieving autonomy, and seeking a place to call home. The Library’s NEA Big Read festivities begin on March 1 at 11 a.m. in the Solarium at the Main Library, where Library Director John K. Chidester joins Mount Vernon Mayor Matthew Starr, Jan Thomas from Kenyon College Office for Community Partnerships, Martin Booker of Mount Vernon Arts Consortium, Gund Gallery Director Daisy Desrosier and several special guests for an official proclamation of “NEA Big Read Day.”
Troy Record

HVCC welcomes award-winning author Sandra Cisneros on April 8

TROY, N.Y. — Sandra Cisneros, the acclaimed poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist, will visit Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, April 8, to discuss and share her work, including a new novel published in 2021. Open free to all, the program will be at 11 a.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus.
Idaho Press-Tribune

The Cabin kicks off 2021-22 Reading Series with Sandra Cisneros

Kurt Zwolfer doesn’t remember how long The Cabin’s Reading & Conversations have been going on. It might be 20 years, or maybe 18. He can’t say. All he knows is that since its inception, the event has grown into the literary event of the year. What started as four authors...
Literary Hub

Sandra Cisneros on the Need for Dialogue With the Ones You Love

On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan talks to Sandra Cisneros about her new book, Martita, I Remember You, out now from Vintage. Mitchell Kaplan: Let’s talk about dialogue. How does one approach that? Is there a solution? What would you like to see happen?. Sandra Cisneros: I...