Autograph Series

Autograph Series presents writers of national and international stature‚ many of them recipients of major prizes such as the Pulitzer or National Book Award‚ in a free public performance followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Ours is one of the only such series in the nation offered to the public at no cost. Autograph Series is partially supported by a ticketed colloquium luncheon with the visiting writer, also including audience Q&A and book signing. Previous Autograph writers have included Margaret Atwood, Grace Paley, Tim O’Brien, Edward P. Jones, Ha Jin, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Philip Levine.


March 26 & 28, 2016

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is the author of several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, Have You Seen Marie?, and most recently, A House of My Own.

She is the founder of two organizations that serve writers, the Macondo Foundation (now administered by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center) and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. Sandra is also the founder of the Latino MacArthur Fellows (Los MacArturos).

She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts.

Sandra has been writing for more than 45 years, publishing for more than 40, and earning her living by her pen for more than 20 years. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and published internationally.

Free Public Reading

Saturday, March 26, 7pm
Palo Alto College
Performing Arts Center
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78224


Ticketed Author Luncheon/Colloquium

Monday, March 28, 11:30am
McNay Museum’s Leeper Auditorium
6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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Books will be available for sale by the Twig Book Shop.