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archiTEXTS and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU present an archiTEXTS Micro-Studio: a conversation with award-winning Latinx poets Sandra Cisneros and Eduardo C. Corral on Grief and Ecstasy in Brown and 'Othered' Bodies, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Pima Auditorium (Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281) at 1:30 p.m. A Q&A session will follow the event.
This event is open to the public and free. While tickets and registrations are encouraged, you do not need to register or obtain a ticket to attend. Seating is first-come, first-serve with limited overflow. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://micro-studio-cisneros-and-corral.eventbrite.com
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction; the Texas Medal of the Arts; a MacArthur Fellowship; several honorary doctorates and book awards nationally and internationally; and most recently Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. The House on Mango Street has sold over five million copies, been translated into over twenty languages, and is required reading in elementary schools, high schools and universities across the nation. Founder of awards and foundations that serve writers and a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, Sandra Cisneros earns her living by her pen.
Eduardo C. Corral's debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He has received the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from Poetry Magazine, a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University. During the 2017-18 academic year, he'll serve as a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.