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Author San­dra Cis­neros gives a key­note read­ing to kick off the UNM Sum­mer Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence; his­to­rian Frances Levine reads from her book Doña Teresa Con­fronts the Span­ish In­qui­si­tion

Free read­ings: UNM Sum­mer Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence

San­dra Cis­neros has never lived in New Mex­ico, but the state holds a spe­cial place in her heart. She serves as this year’s key­note speaker for the Univer­sity of New Mex­ico Sum­mer Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence in Santa Fe. Af­ter many years in Taos, the con­fer­ence has re­lo­cated to the Drury Plaza Ho­tel (828 Paseo de Per­alta), with a week of work­shops, mas­ter classes, and free pub­lic read­ings from Sun­day, July 24, through July 31. Cis­neros is the best-sell­ing author of The House on Mango Street (1984). Her 2015 book, A House of My Own: Sto­ries From My Life (Knopf), is a col­lec­tion of es­says and rec­ol­lec­tions that, when read to­gether, func­tion as a mem­oir of place and cul­ture. Cis­neros reads from and speaks about her work on July 24 at 6:30 p.m., in the O’Ke­effe Ball­room. Con­fer­ence fac­ulty read­ings are held through­out the week at 6:30 p.m. The read­ings fea­ture poets and writ­ers from New Mex­ico, in­clud­ing Mar­garet Wrin­kle, Va­lerie Martínez, Luci Ta­pa­honso, and Antonya Nel­son. For a com­plete sched­ule, visit https://un­mwrit­er­sconf.unm.edu.

A woman who made his­tory:

Doña Teresa Con­fronts the Span­ish In­qui­si­tion Though she prob­a­bly didn’t at­tend any writ­ing con­fer­ences, Doña Teresa de Aguil­era y Roche holds an im­por­tant place in New Mex­ico’s re­li­gious and le­gal his­tory. She and her hus­band, New Mex­ico Gov­er­nor Bernardo López de Men­dizábal, were ar­rested in Santa Fe in 1662 by of­fi­cials from the Mex­i­can Holy Of­fice of the In­qui­si­tion, charged with se­cretly prac­tic­ing Ju­daism. When they were tried in Mex­ico City, Doña Teresa of­fered a 28-page writ­ten de­fense. At 2 p.m. on Sun­day, July 24, his­to­rian Frances Levine reads from and signs copies of her new book, Doña Teresa Con­fronts the Span­ish In­qui­si­tion: A Seven­teenth-Cen­tury New Mex­i­can Drama (Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa Press) in the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum Au­di­to­rium (113 Lin­coln Ave.) in con­junc­tion with the mu­seum’s ex­hi­bi­tion, Frac­tured Faiths: Span­ish Ju­daism, The In­qui­si­tion, and New World Iden­ti­ties. There is no charge for the lec­ture. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 505-476-5200. — Jen­nifer Levin

San­dra Cis­neros

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