Sandra Cisneros: Woman Without Shame/Mujer sin vergüenza Book Launch @ El Museo del Barrio

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:00pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

 

 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Word Up Community Bookshop and El Museo del Barrio invite you to celebrate critically acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros at the New York launch of her new book of poems Woman Without Shame/Mujer sin vergüenza. This is Cisneros’s first collection of poems in 28 years, and her first to be published in English and Spanish. 

This intimate evening, held in El Museo’s El Teatro, will feature a reading by Sandra Cisneros, followed by a conversation with poet and activist Robin Morgan. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow.

If you are part of an organization or school and would like to inquire about bulk ticket ordering, please email events@wordupbooks.com

BUY TICKETS

  • $5 | General Admission with no book
  • $15.50 | Admission and signed soft cover book (Spanish)
  • $25 | Admission and signed hard cover book (English)

GROUP SALES: If you'd like to preorder additional books, you may do so below -- please comment that you'll pick it up at the event or at the store.

COVID RESTRICTIONS: In line with El Museo del Barrio’s safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must remain masked at all times. Masks will be available before entering the event. 

GETTING THERE: El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 in Spanish Harlem. You can take the M1, M2, M3, and M4 to 5th Avenue/106th St., the 4 or 6 train to 103rd St., or the M106 to Madison Ave./East 102nd St.

ACCESSIBILITY: El Museo’s main entrance is fully accessible via wheelchair via a ramp located on the right-side of the stairs on 5th Avenue. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near the café. Wheelchairs and stools are available upon request, free of charge.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A brave new collection of poems from Sandra Cisneros, the best-selling author of The House on Mango Street.

It has been twenty-eight years since Sandra Cisneros published a book of poetry. With more than fifty never-before-seen poems, Woman Without Shame is a moving collection of songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle her pilgrimage toward rebirth, a coming into power that is the gift of living a woman artist’s life. These bluntly honest and often humorous meditations on memory, desire, and the essential nature of love blaze a path toward self-awareness. For Cisneros, Woman Without Shame is the culmination of her search for home—in the Mexico of her ancestors and in her own heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including NEA Fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Texas Medal of the Arts, the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. She has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: Macondo Writers, celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2022, and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation, which operated for fifteen years.  As a single woman, Cisneros made the choice to have books instead of children.  Her literary papers are preserved at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.  Currently she lives in San Miguel de Allende.  Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen.

Poet, author, feminist activist, former Ms. Editor in Chief, Robin Morgan has published 23 books, including three now-classic Sisterhood anthologies, her best-selling The Demon Lover, her prize-winning historical novel The Burning Time, and latest two: Parallax, a novel, and a seventh book of poems, Dark Matter. Her work is translated into 13 languages and she is the recipient of numerous honors. Co-founder (with Simone de Beauvoir) and President of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, and co-founder (with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem) of The Women’s Media Center, she blogs, hosts the global podcast Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan.

SOBRE EL LIBRO

Una valiente colección de poemas nuevos de Sandra Cisneros, autora del libro de mayor venta La casa en Mango Street.

Han pasado veintiocho años desde que Sandra Cisneros publicara un libro de poesía. Con más de cincuenta poemas nunca vistos, Mujer sin vergüenza es una conmovedora colección de canciones, elegías y declaraciones que dan testimonio de su peregrinaje hacia un renacimiento, una llegada a un espacio de poder que es el regalo de vivir la vida de una mujer artista. Estas meditaciones francamente honestas y a menudo humorosas sobre la memoria, el deseo y la naturaleza esencial del amor abren un camino hacia la autoconciencia. Para Cisneros, Mujer sin vergüenza es la culminación de la búsqueda de un hogar, en el México de sus antepasados y en su propio corazón. 

SOBRE LA AUTORA

Sandra Cisneros nació en Chicago en 1954. Internacionalmente aclamada por su poesía y su ficción, que ha sido traducida a más de veinticinco idiomas, ha recibido numerosos premios, incluso becas National Endowment for the Arts en poesía y ficción, una beca MacArthur, la Medalla de las Artes de Texas, el premio PEN / Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature y la Medalla Nacional de las Artes de Estados Unidos. Ha impulsado las carreras de muchos escritores en ciernes y emergentes a través de dos organizaciones sin fines de lucro que ella fundó: Macondo Writers, que celebra su 27 aniversario en 2022 y la Fundación Alfredo Cisneros del Moral, que operó durante quince años. Como una mujer soltera, Cisneros eligió tener libros en lugar de hijos. Su acervo literario se conserva en las Colecciones Wittliff de la Texas State University. Actualmente reside en San Miguel de Allende. Cisneros tiene doble ciudadanía de Estados Unidos y México y se gana la vida con su pluma.

Woman Without Shame: Poems By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534823
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

Mujer sin vergüenza / Woman Without Shame By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781644734766
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Published: Vintage Espanol - September 20th, 2022

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

La casa en mango street / The House on Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska (Translated by)
$11.95
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ISBN: 9780679755265
Published: Vintage Espanol - October 18th, 1994

Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780593313664
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Published: Vintage - September 7th, 2021

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345807175
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2016

My Wicked Wicked Ways: Poems (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101872505
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015

Caramelo (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679742586
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2003

Loose Woman: Poems (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679755272
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679738565
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 1992

Puro Amor (Quarternote Chapbook) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781946448217
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 9th, 2018