Sandra Cisneros visits Tanner Center for discussion, reading, signing

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Latino author Sandra Cisneros will appear at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City to discuss her writing with RadioWest executive producer and host Doug Fabrizio, as well as read excerpts from her wealth of published work and sign books for attendees.

Cisneros, the author of “The House on Mango Street” and the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center 2017 artist in residence, has recently released a memoir titled “A House of My Own: Stories From My Life.”

Cisneros has promised to discuss the impact her heritage has had on her many novels, short stories, poems and essays.

“Sandra Cisneros writes not simply of the Latino experience,” said Bob Goldberg, the director of the Tanner Humanities Center, which is sponsoring the event. “Her words reach to people of all communities and remind us of the human spirit that binds us together.”

“We are hoping for positive community turnout and engagement, a lively dialogue between Sandra Cisneros and Doug Fabrizio, a better understanding about who this celebrated author is and to gain some insight into her process and literary work,” said John Boyack, the marketing and communications manager at the Tanner Center.

“We believe strongly in cultivating community dialogue around humanities topics and in bringing guest speakers from around the globe to gain access,” Boyack said. He hopes attendees walk away from the event with “an appreciation for cultural discovery, a shared understanding of our common humanity, and an interest in the pursuit of knowledge through art, culture and literature.”

The event is part of the Tanner Center’s Artist in Residence program, though Cisneros has appeared at several other An Evening with Sandra Cisneros events at universities across the country in the last decade.

The event is free to the public, and tickets can be reserved on the Art Salt Lake website.

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