Sandra Cisneros speaks at the Hunt Library on Aug. 2

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Sandra Cisneros, world-renowned author and poet, visits the Hunt Library for a public reading followed by a lively discussion on the experience of working-class immigrants in the U.S. today on Thursday, August 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Hunt Library Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public; register for tickets on Eventbrite. Selected titles by Ms. Cisneros will be available for on-site purchase and signing.

Known as one of the leading Chicana voices of our time, Cisneros is a poet, short-story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, and several honorary doctorates and national and international book awards including Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation’s Art of Change Fellowship.

Acclaimed for her formal inventiveness and devotion to working-class narratives and narrators, Cisneros is best known for her first novel The House on Mango Street (1984) and her subsequent short-story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991).

All donations and proceeds from the event will be donated to support agricultural workers and their union, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). Please consider making a donation to FLOC to support their efforts to bring justice to the tobacco farm workers across the southern US.

This program is a collaboration between FLOC, the NCSU Libraries, and Multicultural Student Affairs at NC State.