WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2019
WHERE: Rosemary Heyl Theatre, Antonian Hall
WHAT: 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 national and
international book awards, including Chicago's Fifth Star Award,
the PEN Center USA Literary Award, the Fairfax Prize, and the
National Medal of the Arts awarded to her by President Obama in
2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of
Change Fellowship and was recognized among The Frederick Douglass
200. Her classic, coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango
Street, has sold over six million copies, has been translated
into over twenty languages, and is required reading in elementary,
high school, and universities across the nation. In addition to her
writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and
emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: the Macondo
Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation.
For more information, contact Tess Barry at email@example.com or Jan
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Sponsored by the Carlow University Master of Fine Arts in
Creative Writing Program.