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Writers’ Reel: Sandra Cisneros On Becoming a Writer

Sandra Cisneros
Héctor Tobar, 2014 Emerging Voices Mentor, interviews author Sandra Cisneros for the Los Angeles Times. In this video, Cisneros discusses her latest novel, the moment she publicly claimed she was a writer, and the day she received her first published book.

“When you are coming from a working class home, you don’t want to say you are a poet. You can’t say that. I could publicly say ‘I want to be an English teacher’ and that’s what people expected from girls.” – Sandra Cisneros 

Watch the full video here: