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Event Information

Date & Time
October 10, 2011 -
4:15pm to 5:45pm
The Clayman Institute
589 Capistrano Way
Stanford , CA
California US

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Artist's Salon with Cherrie Moraga


Cherrie Moraga will read from her new collection of writings, A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness, which was released in June 2011 by Duke University Press.  She will discuss the thematic ties between her work as an essayist and a playwright, also citing passages from her latest play, New Fire, to premiere at Brava Theater in San Francisco this January. Cherrie Moraga's work has functioned as an important voice for Chicans, lesbians, and women. She is a playwright, poet, and essayist whose plays and publications have received national recognition, including a TCG Theatre Artist Residency Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for playwriting, and two Fund for New American Plays Awards. In 2007, she was awarded the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature. She is the co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, which won the Before Columbus American Book Award in 1986. She is the author of the now classic Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios (1983/2003), The Last Generation (1993), and Waiting in the Wings (1997). She is presently completing a memoir on the subject of cultural memory in an amnesiac California, as well as a new collection of essays.