WHO:
Katie Manning, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of English, along with event sponsors APU’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society, and the Department of Modern Languages

WHAT:
Manning delivers her lecture, “You Bring Out the Poet in Me: A Look at Sandra Cisneros,” providing a deeper look at one of the most famous Hispanic-American poets of all time. Cisneros writes extensively about the Latina experience in the United States. Some of her works include the novel The House on Mango Street and her collection of poems titled My Wicked, Wicked Ways.

Manning specializes in poetry and women’s literature, particularly in the areas of linguistics, Romantic and Victorian literature, and contemporary American literature. Her creative work has been published in Fiction Southeast, New Letters, PANK, Poet Lore, Relief, and So to Speak, among other journals and anthologies. She is also a rotating editor for Fickle Muses: An Online Journal of Myth and Legend.

This address begins APU’s new Juan Bruce-Nova lecture series on the Chicano/Latino experience. Three lectures held over the next three months feature different aspects of Chicano/Latino life in the United States, including literature, history, and art.

WHEN:
Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30–8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Wilden Lecture Hall
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702