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Sandra Cisneros: Woman Without Shame/Mujer sin vergüenza Book Launch

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Prices Vary.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, El Museo del Barrio and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria invite you to celebrate the critically acclaimed author, Sandra Cisneros at the New York launch of her new book of poems Woman Without Shame/Mujer sin vergüenza. This is Cisneros’s first collection of poems in 28 years, and the first to be published in English and Spanish.

The intimate evening, held in El Museo’s El Teatro, will feature a reading by Sandra Cisneros, followed by a conversation with poet and activist Robin Morgan. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow.


$5 | General Admission with no book
$15.50 | Admission and signed soft cover book (Spanish)
$25 | Admission and signed hard cover book (English)

Group Sales. For group sales (organizations or schools), please contact Word Up directly at

Face Coverings Required. In line with El Museo del Barrio’s safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must remain masked at all times. Masks will be available before entering the event.

Accessibility. El Museo’s main entrance is fully accessible via wheelchair via a ramp located on the right-side of the stairs on 5th Avenue. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near the café. Wheelchairs and stools are available upon request, free of charge.

This program, organized by Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.


A brave new collection of poems from Sandra Cisneros, the best-selling author of The House on Mango Street. With more than fifty never-before-seen poems, Woman Without Shame is a moving collection of songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle her pilgrimage toward rebirth, a coming into power that is the gift of living a woman artist’s life. These bluntly honest and often humorous meditations on memory, desire, and the essential nature of love blaze a path toward self-awareness. For Cisneros, Woman Without Shame is the culmination of her search for home—in the Mexico of her ancestors and in her own heart.


Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including NEA Fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Texas Medal of the Arts, the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. She has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: Macondo Writers, celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2022, and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation, which operated for fifteen years. As a single woman, Cisneros made the choice to have books instead of children. Her literary papers are preserved at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Currently she lives in San Miguel de Allende. Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen.

Poet, author, feminist activist, former Ms. Editor in Chief, Robin Morgan has published 23 books, including three now-classic Sisterhood anthologies, her best-selling The Demon Lover, her prize-winning historical novel The Burning Time, and latest two: Parallax, a novel, and a seventh book of poems, Dark Matter. Her work is translated into 13 languages and she is the recipient of numerous honors. Co-founder (with Simone de Beauvoir) and President of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, and co-founder (with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem) of The Women’s Media Center, she blogs, hosts the global podcast Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Prices Vary.


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