Friday, September 18, 2015

Sandra Cisneros Will Deliver This Year's Paumanok Lecture!


The acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros will be delivering the annual Paumanok Lecture on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 6:30 PM, in the Kumble Theater.  The event is free and open to the public.

Please consider bringing your classes or offering extra credit for students who attend. Perhaps you could assign some of Cisneros’ writings in your course.

Also, Professor Louis Parascandola (English) will be teaching a one-credit course tied to Cisneros and the Paumanok.

Cisneros will be reading from and discussing her forthcoming memoir, A House of My Own.  Professor Jessica Hagedorn (English / Creative Writing MFA Program) will conduct a brief on-stage interview, and Cisneros will take questions from the audience.


Professors: the reading is free and open to the is free and open to the public, but the Kumble Theater is asking for attendees to RSVP so they can know how many people to expect and save seats for LIU students. If you plan to bring your classes to the event (and we hope you do!), RSVP with a head countYou can do this the first week of class.

More details are forthcoming...

SANDRA CISNEROS is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The House on Mango Street, and the story collection, Woman Hollering Creek. In addition to other novels and short stories, she has published collections of poetry, essays, and, most recently, a memoir, A House of My Own.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Cisneros is the founder of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral and Macondo Foundations, which serve creative writers.


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