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An Evening with Sandra Cisneros
A Conversation on Writing, on The House on Mango Street, on Activism,
and on the Heart Breaking Over and Over Again Until It Stays Open

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 PM on Zoom

Join us for this rare opportunity to be entertained, challenged, and inspired by one of our most influential writers.

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. She is the author of the classic, coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango Street, published in 1984, which has sold over six million copies and is required reading in schools and universities nationwide. A MacArthur Fellow, Cisneros has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of the Arts. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen. Her life and work are driven by her belief that “we do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning.”

She will be joined in conversation by Maria Acosta Cruz, PhD, Professor of Languages, Literature and Culture at Clark University in Worchester, MA. Dr. Cruz teaches Spanish language and literature and is especially interested in Caribbean and Latino cultures, identity, and national and gender-based stereotypes.

This program is proudly presented as a collaboration of community libraries: The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Kent Memorial Library, The Norfolk Library, and Scoville Memorial Library.

This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required at