The English Department and The Wittliff Collections will host two days of events, including a symposium, an exhibition, and a public appearance by the internationally acclaimed author, Sandra Cisneros, to celebrate the opening of her acquired archives.
On Saturday, April 29th, the festivities start with an academic symposium that will include lectures and panel discussions with scholars and educators from around the country speaking about Ms. Cisneros’ life and work. Sunday, April 30th will feature Ms. Cisneros giving a reading, as well as a public conversation between her and author John Phillip Santos. A book signing will follow.
The public is invited to attend both days’ events. A schedule can be found here: http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/events
The Wittliff Collections is home to Sandra Cisneros’ extensive archive, which includes artifacts and manuscripts from her most popular works such as The House on Mango Street, Carmelo, and A House of My Own. Many of these items are currently on display in The Wittliff’s exhibition, Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own, on display now through July 1.
The Wittliff Collections are located on the seventh floor of Texas State’s Alkek Library in San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio. Exhibition hours, directions, parking information are online. For questions, call 512.245.2313 (press 0)