Sandra Cisneros’ lecture is proudly presented by The Community Library and Sun Valley Museum of Art. Cisneros is an award-winning poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class.
Her novel The House on Mango Street has sold over seven million copies, has been translated into over twenty-five languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation. As part of her stay, Cisneros will address over two hundred 9th grade students at Wood River High School who have read her novel. A new book, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a story in English and in Spanish, was published in 2021. In the fall of 2022, a new collection of poetry, Woman Without Shame, Cisneros’s first in 28 years, will be published by Knopf and by Vintage Español in a Spanish language translation, Mujer sin vergüenza, by Liliana Valenzuela.
Her presentation will be in both English and Spanish. Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. As a single woman, she chose to have books instead of children. She earns her living by her pen.
This event will be held at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater in Hailey. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students 18 & under. Tickets will be on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at www.svmoa.org.
This program will not be livestreamed or available for later viewing. A book signing with Chapter One Bookstore will follow.
As a special introduction for the evening, Denice Carlos and Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras will perform a song prior to Sandra Cisneros’ lecture. Las Cafeteras will be in residence with SVMoA the week of the lecture and will be performing a concert and will work with students. Both the lecture and residency are part of The Museum’s Community Celebration “Honoring Traditions: Día de los Muertos,” made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.