Caption: Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros 

Sandra Cisneros, Latina author of the classic "The House on Mango Street"

From: New Letters on the Air
Length: 29:00

Sandra Cisneros, author of the now-classic novel THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, reflects on the 25th anniversary of the book's publication, as well as her growth as a fiction writer, essayist and poet. She also reads from LOOSE WOMAN and CARAMELLO.

Lifebookcisneros1ft_small For Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15), Latina author Sandra Cisneros discusses her groundbreaking classic novel, The House on Mango Street, which was released in a special 25th anniversary edition in 2009 with a new forward essay by Cisneros. The founder of the Macondo Foundation to foster creativity among socially-engaged writers, Cisneros talks about her own growth as a writer of fiction, essays and poetry, and reads from this early work as well as from her more recent novel, Caramello, and her poetry collection, Loose Woman.

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Piece Description

For Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15), Latina author Sandra Cisneros discusses her groundbreaking classic novel, The House on Mango Street, which was released in a special 25th anniversary edition in 2009 with a new forward essay by Cisneros. The founder of the Macondo Foundation to foster creativity among socially-engaged writers, Cisneros talks about her own growth as a writer of fiction, essays and poetry, and reads from this early work as well as from her more recent novel, Caramello, and her poetry collection, Loose Woman.

Broadcast History

This program uplinked to PRSS' Content Depot on Friday, September 18, 2009.

Timing and Cues

INCUE: (music) "THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, a book of vignettes..."
PROGRAM LENGTH: 29:00 minutes
OUTCUE: "...NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR."

ANNOUNCER PROMO: Next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR... Sandra Cisneros reflects on the 25th anniversary of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, her classic book of short fiction about a young Latina in Chicago. A favorite among city-wide reads, the special anniversary edition has a new essay by Cisneros that give insight into the writers life, which she share on the next NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR...

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Bossa por el Libre Studio Cutz Latin Jazz. Studio Cutz Production Library :00
Mariachi Snooze Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free Music. incompetech.com :00
No Frills Salsa Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free Music. incompetech.com :00

Additional Credits

New Letters on the Air is a production of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the quarterly literary magazine NEW LETTERS. Partial financial support also comes from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Related Website

http://www.newletters.org/radio