Reading & Writing with Sandra Cisneros
Genres: Reading, Young Adult/Children's Lit
Open to all levels
The House on Mango Street has been a beloved classic of Latinx literature for almost forty years. Written in lyrical vignettes, the book relates the coming of age of Esperanza among a mosaic of characters from the working class, urban community she lives in. For this class, we will use Cisneros' work as a model and inspiration for generating our own stories. The class is best for anyone writing coming of age stories—their own or a character's.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Sarah Dalton is a Latina writer, editor, and teacher. She is an alumna of VONA, Macondo, and San Jose State. Her nonfiction has appeared in [pank], MUTHA Magazine, Reed, River Teeth's Beautiful Things, and The Sun's Readers Write.
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