Sunday, September 18, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Discover the power of personal stories, as storytellers share their own experiences on the theme of “tradition interrupted” in the Sculpture Garden.
MC’d by Esmeralda Santiago, renowned author and social activist. Santiago was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States when she was 13 years old. She is the author of three memoirs, two novels, a children’s book, and has co-edited two anthologies of Latino literature. Her transcultural experiences growing up in a rural barrio, poor and disenfranchised, inspire much of her work. Her books have been translated into 15 languages.
Santiago graduated from Harvard University, earned an MFA degree in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has honorary doctorates from Trinity College, Pace University, Metropolitan College of New York, and University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. She has served on the boards of the Jacob Burns Film Center, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and PEN American Center. She is passionate about the need to encourage and support the artistic development of young people with storytelling and media literacy. She is a spokesperson on behalf of public libraries and has traveled extensively as a cultural ambassador for the State Department. Santiago’s essays and opinion pieces have been published widely, and she is a frequent guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Latino USA, and the Takeaway.
Event followed by reception. Members $20. Non-members $25.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$20 - Members
$25 - Non-members
Presenter: Katonah Museum of Art