ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Established in 2013, the Tanner Center’s Artist in Residence program brings renowned artists to Salt Lake City to lecture, teach, research, and give culturally significant performances and workshops. This April, we hosted award-winning author and poet, Sandra Cisneros.

A CONVERSATION WITH SANDRA CISNEROS

BY DOUG FABRIZIO | LISTEN HERE

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Photo credit: Bobbi Tolman Photography                  

via RADIOWEST.KUER.ORG APRIL 27, 2017 | Thursday, we’re broadcasting our conversation with Latina writer and activist Sandra Cisneros, who was in Utah as a guest of the Tanner Humanities Center. Her 1984 novel The House on Mango Street has become a staple of American literature, but Cisneros says that only the “right kind” of immigrant is welcome in this country. She was born in Chicago, but it’s taken her decades to find home. Cisneros joins us to talk about heritage, identity, and how stories can be a bridge between people.

Sandra Cisneros is a novelist, essayist, and poet. Her most recent book is called A House of My Own: Stories of My Life.

Visit her website, sandracisneros.com.

Cisneros was in Utah as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center.

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SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE | SANDRA CISNEROS VISITS DUAL IMMERSION FIFTH GRADERS AT MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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DESERET NEWS | WENDY LEONARD: 'House on Mango Street' author tells Salt Lake elementary students to 'dream big'
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THE DAILY UTAH CHRONICLE | CONNOR RICHARDS : Cisneros Describes the “Power of Art” to Dual Immersion Fifth Graders

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Photo credit: Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah      


EVENT MEDIA ADVISORY | FEBRUARY 10, 2017

co-sponsorsSALT LAKE CITY | The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents AN EVENING WITH SANDRA CISNEROS hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

Cisneros will discuss the Chicana literary movement, her writing and the influence of her heritage on her work. She will read excerpts from her books, including her recent memoir A House of My Own: Stories From My Life

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

Additionally, Cisneros will conduct an outreach activity for Salt Lake City students in partnership with the Office of Engagement, Center for Latin American Studies, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Center.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM | ARCHIVE

Since 2013, we have hosted the Al-Andalus Ensemble, internationally acclaimed musicians that merge classical, jazz and contemporary music with traditions from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe; Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, actor, and recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the 2015 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities; Tony Kushner, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright for Angels in America, screenwriter for Munich and Lincoln, and recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Arts; and Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright for Top Dog/Underdog, recipient of the 2015 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient.

Last Updated: 5/19/17