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Sandra Cisneros: A House of My Own: Stories From My Life

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life is a non-fiction collection spanning nearly three decades of Cisneros' remarkable life. She takes us from the private (such as her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo), to the literary - a tribute to author Marguerite Duras. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her first groundbreaking novel to her abode in Mexico, in a region where her ancestors lived for centuries, Cisneros takers us on a delightfully intimate journey through the map of her life. As she declares in her introduction, "I'm ending my sixth decade. A new cycle of life is opening and an old one closing. I'm in between lives and in between houses, writing from the other side of the U.S.-Mexican border...And with that, I wish to look backwards and forward all at once."

"A House of My Own is a charming, tender memoir" - Kirkus

Cisneros is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one"
-The New York Times Book Review

Sanda Cisneros is the author of two novels: The House on Mango Street, and Caramelo, plus a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek, two poetry books (My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman), a children's book (Hairs/Pelitos), and a picture book for adults, "Have You Seen Marie?" In addition, she is the founder of two organizations that serve writers - The Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. Among her many awards is the MacArthur Fellowship.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM

Hosted by Vylma V, a Puerto Rican, an activist, human rights attorney and former public defender. Currently for KPFA she is the news editor for La Raza Chronicles, one of the hosts for Women's magazine, and has guest hosted for Livingroom, Saturday Morning Talkies and UpFront.

advance tickets: $12: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit, poster-
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