We hope you can join us today as Texas State’s Department of English and the Wittliff Collections co-host one of our nation’s literary treasures:
Reading + Q&A + Book Signing
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Alkek Library Seventh Floor
Drawing heavily upon her childhood experiences and ethnic heritage as the daughter of a Mexican father and Chicana mother, Sandra Cisneros addresses poverty, cultural suppression, self-identity, and gender roles in her fiction and poetry. She is the founder of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation, the Elvira Cisneros Award, and the Macondo Foundation, all of which work on behalf of creative writers. Recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur, Cisneros is an author and poet whose publications include two novels, her widely acclaimed The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, the short story collection titled Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, and two poetry collections, My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman. She is currently at work on several projects, including a collection of fiction titled Infinito, an illustrated book for adults, Have You Seen Marie?, with artist Ester Hernandez, a children’s book, Bravo, Bruno, and a book of essays, Writing in My Pajamas. Sandra Cisneros makes her home in San Antonio, Texas, where she is writer-in-residence at Our Lady of the Lake University.
This Therese Kayser Lindsey / Katherine Anne Porter Series event is co-sponsored by Texas State’s Department of English and the Wittliff Collections. Books will be for sale by the University Bookstore and refreshments will be served.
Admission is FREE.
The Q&A will immediately follow the reading and is open to everyone.
More about Sandra:: http://www.sandracisneros.com/bio.php
From “ You Bring Out the Mexican in Me”
You bring out the Mexican in me.
The hunkered thick dark spiral.
The core of a heart howl.
The bitter bile.
The tequila lágrimas on Saturday all
through next weekend Sunday.
You are the one I’d let go the other loves for,
surrender my one-woman house.
Allow you red wine in bed,
even with my vintage lace linens.
Read the poem here: