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Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 PM
OFFSITE EVENT: LIU Brooklyn, Kumble Theater
Book Launch: Sandra Cisneros presents A House Of My Own
In conversation with Jessica Hagedorn
Part of the Paumanok Lecture Series

The English Department & MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU, in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, is honored to host Sandra Cisneros for the annual Paumanok Lecture and launch event for her new book. Cisneros is the author of several acclaimed books including the beloved The House on Mango Street, and the recipient of numerous awards, including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her new memoir A House of My Own: Stories From My Life is a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. Cisneros will sign books following her reading and onstage interview with Jessica Hagedorn. LIU Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series in American culture and literature, hosted by the English Department annually since 1983, takes its name from a Walt Whitman poem that first appeared in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Its title invokes the Native American word for Long Island and acknowledges the University’s geographic and cultural connection to one of Brooklyn’s — and Long Island’s — foremost literary figures.

Free admission - RSVP required at For more information, visit, or call (718) 488-1624.

The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts is located on the LIU Brooklyn campus, on Flatbush Avenue Extension between DeKalb & Willoughby.

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