March 13, 2021
Renowned writer Sandra Cisneros receives the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's Fuller Award for lifetime achievement.
Sandra Cisneros, the poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work beautifully and profoundly explores working class lives and landscapes, will receive the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for lifetime achievement. If the Zoom webinar reaches capacity and you cannot join, you can view the full program on YouTube here.
Carlos Cumpián will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening, and a lineup of speakers that includes Jorge Valdivia and Richard Bray, will give short tributes. Donna Seaman will interview Sandra after her acceptance speech, with audience members invited to submit questions. More speakers and details will be added throughout the next couple of weeks. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance.
Women & Children First have put together a list of Cisneros’ most popular titles for purchase. Browse here!
The American Writers Museum, Chicago Public Library, and National Museum of Mexican Art will co-present the award. Literature For All of Us, Guild Literary Complex, Chicago History Museum, Loyola University Chicago Creative Writing Program, StoryStudio Chicago, Open Books, Sarabande Books, Make Literary Productions, the Chicago Poetry Center, Greater Reach Consulting, Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart, Vintage & Anchor Books, the Hawkins Project, and Kaye Publicity, Loyola University Chicago Women's Studies/Gender Studies, DePaul University English Department, and 826CHI are among the partners for the event. Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has also provided support to the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.