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Sandra Cisneros

Distinguished Visiting Writer 2017, 2018

About Sandra Cisneros

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.

Find Events with Sandra Cisneros

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type & Genre: Reading; Poetry
Literary legends Rita Dove, Sandra Cisneros, and Joy Harjo discuss and celebrate their respective and collective impacts of their work over the year with host Natalie Diaz. Presented in by the University of Arizona Poetry Center in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum and ArchiTEXTS: Conversations Across Languages.

Legacies: A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove, and Joy Harjo
Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm
Location: Beus Center for Law and Society Rm. 140, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix, 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type & Genre: ;
Three legends come together for the first time to discuss their paths through the American literary landscape. Hosted by Natalie Diaz.

archiTEXTS Micro-Studio
Sandra Cisneros, Eduardo C Corral

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:30pm
Location: Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Conversation; Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry

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.