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Sandra Cisneros Loves to Read About Women Waging Battle

sandra cisneros new york times“These are not your typical war stories,” says the writer Sandra Cisneros, whose new book is “Martita, I Remember You.”

What books are on your night stand?

I have a New Mexican writing desk on one side of my bed and an antique Mexican trunk on the other. Because of this, there are too many books stacked in precarious towers waiting to collapse whenever I reach for anything, the newer books burying the older. When I have to search for a book, it’s like excavating Tenochtitlán. Thanks to this interview, I’ve finally done some housecleaning. Here are some of the titles I found:

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Macondo Writers Workshop Readings

Thursday July 29, 7-8:30 p.m. CST (Zoom)
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Macondo Writers Workshop Guest Faculty Reading
Featuring: Alex Espinoza, Daisy Hernández, and Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
With a guest appearance by Sandra Cisneros
Friday July 30th 7-8 p.m. CST (Zoom)
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Macondo Writers Workshop Open Mic Reading
Saturday July 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST (Zoom)
With a guest appearance by Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez
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Announcing the New Macondistas joining the Workshop in 2021!

Kathleen Alcalá • Amy M. Alvarez • Victoria M. Bañales • Jo Reyes-Boitel • Cecilia Caballero • M Soledad Caballero • Vincent Chavez • Yohanca Delgado • Elisa Filio • Gabriel Frye-Behar • Alma García • Manuela Gomez Rhine • Maria José Maldonado • Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe • Donna Miscolta • Ofelia Montelongo • Karina Muñiz-Pagán • Adela Najarro • Claudio Alberto Rivera • Yvette Siegert • Marisa Celina Tirado • Angie Trudell Vasquez • Juan Fernando Villagómez



Daisy Hernandez is the author of the new book “The Kissing Bug: The True Story Of A Family, An Insect, And A Nation’s Neglect Of A Deadly Disease” . Hernandez was raised in New Jersey by her mother, who’s from Colombia, and her father, who’s from Cuba. When Hernandez was 5, her aunt, who was living in Colombia, came down with a mysterious ailment that caused her large intestine to swell so much people assumed she was pregnant. The aunt’s sisters flew her to New Jersey to care for her and get the medical help she needed. It was too late to completely stop the progression of the disease, which eventually killed her after many surgeries and years of suffering.

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