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Wittliff Collections to open Sandra Cisneros archive with symposium

Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
April 17, 2017

Texas State University will host a scholarly symposium on the works and career of Sandra Cisneros Saturday, April 29 at The Wittliff Collections.

The symposium celebrates the opening of the Sandra Cisneros archive at The Wittliff Collections, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library. The Wittliff Collections will also host a reading by Cisneros and a conversation between her and John Phillip Santos Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Speakers from universities across the country will deliver lectures throughout the day. Participants include Norma Alarcón from the University of California-Berkeley, Tey Marianna Nunn from the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the poet laureate of Texas Laurie Ann Guerrero.

Sponsors for the event are the Therese Kayser Lindsey Endowment, the Center for Gender and Diversity Studies, the College of Applied Arts, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English, the Department of Sociology and the Department of History.

For more information, contact the Department of English at (512) 245-2163.

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