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Sandra Cisneros to Speak on Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Bridges in Times of Walls

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International Award Winning Author Sandra Cisneros will read from her latest book, A House of My Own, Friday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Bellas Artes Auditorium, upstairs at Hernandez Macias 75, at this Amistad Canada Presents An Evening with Sandra Cisneros, a benefit for Jovenes Adealnte. She will read from the chapter entitled Mi Casa Es Su Casa, and her theme will be Bridges in Times of Walls. Liliana Valenzuela will read the same passages in Spanish. Mayor Ricardo Villarreal will make introductory statements.

From Chicago to Mexico, the places Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. At this exclusive event, Cisneros will share transformative memories and reveal her artistic and intellectual influences as she reads from her new book, A House of My Own. Her lyrical style comes across in as beautifully in her voice as it does on paper in this autobiographical collection of essays spanning several decades. She will read in English and Liliana Valenzuela will read in Spanish.

Sandra Cisneros enjoying laugh with campesinas.

“I’m not a good traveler, but part of my job is to take the stories out there to those who need to hear them. I do enjoy meeting my readers and seeing new places, and I especially enjoy performing my work,” said Cisneros.

Cisneros won the 2016 PEN Creative Nonfiction Award for A House of My Own and was awarded the highest honor given to artists and art patrons by the U.S. government, the National Medal of Arts & Humanities, “for enriching the American narrative through her novels, short stories and poetry as she explores issues of race class and gender through the lives of ordinary people straddling multiple cultures.”


General admission is $30 USD or equivalent, with sponsorships running $65 – $100 for singles and couples, conveying VIP seating, a signed book, and recognition in the program. Tickets are on sale now at JovenesAdelante.org/events for credit card and PayPal purchases. Peso purchases may be made at Mixta, Pila Seca 3. Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Onsite sales will begin at 6 p.m. at Bellas Artes the evening of the performance. For assistance contact [email protected], 150 0030 and/or 415-117-3006 in SMA, and/or 512 221 1687 from a US phone.

Amistad Canada invests tax-deductible Canadian donations in Mexico for social services. Jovenes Adelante grants scholarships to local Mexican honors students who otherwise could not afford to attend university and break the cycles of historic economic disparity into which they were born. For more information, contact President Robin Loving at 415 112 3413 in SMA and 925 476 8117 in US/Canada, and/or email [email protected].

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

  • What: Sandra Cisneros Reading, a Benefit for Jovenes Adelante
  • Title: An Evening with Sandra Cisneros
  • Date, time: Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bellas Artes Auditorium
  • Address: Hernandez Macias 75
  • Extra info: 415 112 3413
  • Cost: $30 – $100 USD

By Robin Loving

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