An Evening with
Sandra Cisneros

in conversation with Cheech Marin

APRIL 28th, 2011, 8pm

Track 16 Gallery
Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, California 90404



Sandra Cisneros is the founder of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation, the Elvira Cisneros Award and the Macondo Foundation, all of which work on behalf of creative writers. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a MacArthur.

Her writings include novels: The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; short stories:  Woman Hollering Creek; and poetry collections:  My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman.  She is currently at work on several writing projects including Writing in My Pajamas, essays; Infinito, stories; Have You Seen Marie?, an illustrated book for adults; and a children’s book, Bravo, Bruno. She served as Grand Marshall at the 2010 Poteet, Texas Strawberry Festival. She makes her home in San Antonio, Texas, where she is writer in residence at Our Lady of the Lake University. Visit her website:

Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor and intelligence to do just about anything.

Since the mid-1980s, he has amassed a renowned private collection of Chicano art. Much of it formed the core of his national exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which was part of a 12-city tour during 2001-2007 to major U.S. art museums. In 2008, he celebrated his 20th year of collecting by launching plans for a new commemorative series of exhibitions and art books. Visit is website:


$25 General Admission

$35 General Admission including Sandra Cisneros’ book

$95 Reserved Seating, Sandra Cisneros book

and reception immediately after the event


Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Macondo Foundation. The Macondo Foundation works with dedicated and compassionate writers who view their work and talents as part of a larger task of community-building and non-violent social change. Macondo is a community of poets, novelists, journalists, performance artists, and creative writers of all genres whose work is socially-engaged. What unites us is a commitment to serve our under-served communities through our writing.  Officially incorporated in 2006, the Macondo Foundation has its roots in the Macondo Writing Workshop (named after the sleepy town in Gabriel García Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude), which began in 1995 in the kitchen of Sandra Cisneros.

To learn more about the Macondo Foundation, visit: